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Published: Thursday April 12, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 12:48:48 AM

Snake charmer may lose hand after cobra bite

A COBRA bit Coimbatore city's renowned snake charmer Pambu Murugan, (Snake Murugan) leaving him in danger of losing his hand, reported Tamil Nesan.

He had approached the city's Collector (district officer) M. Karunagaran on Monday, seeking financial assistance of Rs100,000 (RM6,000) for surgery his only hope of saving his left hand.

Murugan said that the cobra had bitten him about two weeks ago during a late night operation, and that he had forgotten to bring along his life-saving herbal potion.

> A Barisan Nasional coordinator has urged Indians not to depend on Opposition parties, which he said did not have time to settle their own problems, reported Makkal Osai.

Hutan Melintang BN coordinator R. Subramaniam made this statement after opening the medical camp organised by Bagan Datoh MIC's Wanita wing in Teluk Intan on Sunday.

> Indian youngsters have been urged to join the Tamil Youth Bell Club (TYBC) as it will give them the opportunity to improve themselves, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Kedah MIC deputy chief M.L. Maran said this after opening the 29th annual general meeting of Taman Ria Jaya Tamil Youth Bell Club in Sungei Petani on Sunday.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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