Malaysian injured in hiking accident expresses gratitude to community

James Kon

Tan Meng Huat who suffered serious injuries during a hiking accident last month is recovering after surgery at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

The 55-year-old Malaysian and his family expressed gratitude to members of the public who made donations for his medical expenses. He also conveyed his gratitude to Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) and the Malaysian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam.

Tan Meng Huat currently wears body braces and is still unable to walk independently.

Tan was hiking at the popular Tasek Lama Recreational Park, when a tree fell and struck him.

He was rushed to the RIPAS Hospital, after a fire and rescue team carried him down from the trail on a stretcher. He has three fractured ribs and injuries to his back, lungs and kidneys.

Tan Meng Huat (in braces) with his wife and brother. PHOTO: JAMES KON