A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra.
Abu Zarin Hussin, a firefighter, first shot to fame after British tabloids published a story incorrectly identifying him as a Thai man who’d allegedly married his pet snake.
Mr Hussin had trained other firefighters on how to handle snakes.
But he was admitted to hospital on Monday after being bitten a cobra during a snake-catching operation. He had also participated in television programme Asia’s Got Talent, where he pulled off the daring act of “kissing” a snake. Read more