Malaysian man becomes first amputee to climb Mount Kinabalu

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Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), May 20(ANI): A 25-year-old Malaysian man has got into the Malaysia Book of Records for becoming the first amputee to climb Mount Kinabalu.

Melvin Tong, who lost his right leg to a cancerous tumour eight years ago, climbed Mount Kinabalu from April 18 to 22 to raise awareness of child abuse.

A certificate honouring Tong's mountain-climbing milestone was presented to him by Malaysia Book of Records' founder and Managing Director, Danny Ooi.He made the country proud by being the first amputee to climb Mount Kinabalu," The Star quoted Ooi, as saying.

Meanwhile, Tong said he was honoured to receive the award and hoped his achievement would inspire other people to achieve their dream.

"We all can do something to bring about change," Tong said.

Mount Kinabalu is the fourth tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago after Indonesian Papua's Puncak Jaya, Puncak Trikora and Puncak Mandala. (ANI)

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