Sarawak School Teacher Who Fainted While She Was Giving Additional Classes Has Died

She had been in an unconscious state since Monday, 27 May.

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47-year-old Yap Hue Ling has died at 10.21am on Thursday, 30 May

On 27 May, the secondary school teacher was admitted to the intensive care unit of Sibu Hospital after she fainted while giving additional lessons in school.

The teacher had been in an unconscious state since Monday, the Star Online reported.

Yap, who was giving Mandarin tuition to her students when she fainted, was declared brain dead on Wednesday, 29 May

According to the Star Online's report, which quoted Sarawak Teachers' Union (STU) Sibu chapter president Yong Sie Hing, Yap was not forced to take additional classes.

Yong told the English daily that the teacher was taking Mandarin lesson on her own initiative at the time of the incident, adding that while the intention of the victim was good, nobody wanted the incident to happen either.

"There are teachers who are too hardworking as they personally sacrifice their time to give extra lessons to their students so that they can do well in their exams. We cannot blame the teachers," the Sibu chapter president was quoted as saying.

Sibu MP Oscar Ling, who is the brother-in-law of Yap, said that the teacher's family had agreed to donate her organs

"Doctors will fly in tonight to process what is necessary for the donation of her organs and after that, the family will arrange for the funeral," the Star Online quoted him as saying.

The 47-year-old secondary teacher leaves behind her civil engineer husband and three children, two boys aged 12 and 16, and a girl aged 10.

On 28 May, a post was uploaded on Facebook, praying for Yap's recovery. "We hope we can see your beautiful smiles again when you awake, we hope that miracles happen from God," the post read.

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