Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple

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  • Saturday, 16 May 2015

A temple in Mambau, Negri Sembilan, has been robbed of deity statues worth RM50,000, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The Sri Karumariamman Temple had just celebrated its annual festival on Monday.

But when temple priest P. Vijayan went to perform morning rituals at 6.45am on Thursday, he was horrified to find the main gate open.

He found that 15 statues made of impon (five precious metals) were missing and lodged a police report.

It is believed that the thieves could not open the safety locks in the inner sanctum and resorted to breaking the doors.

Police are investigating the case.

> A primary school pupil in Kuala Lipis suffered eyesight problems and a jaw injury after being slapped by her class teacher, the daily also reported.

Seven-year-old P. Divya Hasini was slapped by the teacher on Monday morning, her father L. Prakash said.

The girl only informed her parents the next day after she could not stand the pain any longer.

They took her to the Kuala Lipis district hospital for treatment.

Prakash said his daughter was experiencing vision problems and jaw pain due to the slap.

The parents have lodged a police report.

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