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Tuesday July 20, 2010
Compiled by LESTER KONG, LEE YUK PENG and A.RAMAN
SIGHTINGS of an unidentified flying object (UFO) have been reported by guests and employees at a beach resort near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Harian Metro reported.
The tabloid even published a front-page blurb of the object, which had apparently caused much excitement and uneasiness among those staying at the Tuaran Beach Resort.
One of the guests, Jemas Dungil, 27, told the tabloid that a woman shouted when she saw a round blue flying object in the sky.
“We came out of a hall to see what the commotion was all about and I saw a round blue disc in the sky.
“It turned green a few seconds later,” she said.
Several other guests and employees, who claimed to have also spotted the object, said it hovered in the air for a few minutes before disappearing.
Some even claimed that their handphones “went dead” when they tried to record the object with the devices.
Jemas said although she managed to capture a picture of the object, she did not believe that it was a UFO.
“What I saw was really extraordinary because it happened right in front of me,” she said.
Another witness, Donny Benedict, 29, said he did not believe in the existence of UFOs, but changed his mind upon watching the unusual sight.
“I saw the object for about 20 seconds before it disappeared.
“It’s strange that it did not make any noise like a normal aircraft,” he said, adding that he regretted not being able to take a picture of the object with his handphone as it was out of battery.
> The daily also reported that a mathematics teacher at a private school in Saudi Arabia had been fired for forcing his students to kiss his feet or forehead in order to get extra marks or pass a test.
The Riyadh Education Department said it had terminated the services of the 42-year-old Syrian, who would be deported soon.
It had claimed that the teacher would force his students to kneel and kiss his feet or his forehead.
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 a sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.
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