Compiled CRYSTAL CHIAM SHIYING, FATIMAH ZAINAL and by R. ARAVINTHAN
PARENTS in the Bukit Indah area in Johor Baru can register their children for next year’s classes in the newly-completed Tamil school, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Building committee chairman S. Sivashanmugam, who visited the school with the committee members and the contractor S. Jegatheesan, said the Education Ministry has given the approval for the school to be opened for the January 2018 intake.
He added that only a little construction work was left on the school building which is expected to be completed by October as scheduled.
The school, which cost RM7.9mil to build, comprises 12 classrooms. It can accommodate 1,000 pupils across two sessions.
Sivashanmugam also thanked Jegatheesan for carrying out additional improvement works for the benefit of the students at no extra cost.
> A labourer in India went to a hospital with a snake that bit him, Tamil Nesan reported.
The victim Anthony, 35, was sleeping in his home after dinner when he was awakened by a sharp pain.
He realised a snake had bitten him and killed the reptile by beating it with a stick.
The paper said Anthony rushed to the hospital with the dead snake to help doctors identify the correct antidote for the bite.
However, he died while undergoing treatment.
The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.