KUALA TERENGGANU: Muhammad Syukur Khamis, 14, who is dubbed Malaysian Mowgli was discharged from Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) this evening.
He was hospitalised after having vomited following a fall from a buffalo the day before.
HSNZ director, Dr Nor Azimi Yunus, who visited him at the hospital this morning, said a CT scan on Syukur revealed that everything was normal and there was no concussion.
The Form Two boy of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Padang Midin fell from a buffalo during a photography session on Saturday.
“I can still play with the buffaloes as usual,” said Syukur, 14, when visited by media representatives this morning.
“Perhaps the buffalo’s back was slippery, that was why I lost my grip. After the fall I was giddy but I continued playing with my friends.
“But in the evening I began to feel unwell and started vomiting, that was when my father took me to the hospital. Thank you everybody for your get-well wishes. I have recovered,” he said.
The boy became an internet sensation when pictures of him bonding with his father’s herd of buffaloes won the grand prize at the Asian Geographic Images of Asia award last year. – Bernama