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  • Friday, 01 Aug 2003

SEPANG: A mentally unstable man who broke into the offices of several major airlines at the KL International Airport and went on a rampage damaging office fittings recently has been sent for psychiatric examination and treatment. 

Police have sent the man, believed to be in his 20s, for psychiatric attention in Seremban. 

The man broke open at least 30 personal lockers belonging to Malaysia Airlines (MAS) employees at a staff restroom during the pre-dawn incident almost 10 days ago. 

He also used a guitar to attack a 38-year-old MAS customer service staff and left a trail of destruction during the 45-minute incident.  

A statement from Royal Brunei Airlines clarified that none of its property was damaged during the incident. 

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selayang MIC Youth is organising a series of activities to celebrate MIC Week in conjunction with the formation of the party in 1946. 

Youth chief P. Kamalanathan said this would include an essay writing competition for students and a talentime until Aug 10.  

He said MIC vice president Datuk G. Palanivel, who is also Deputy Rural Development Minister, would launch the celebrations with a prayer at the Sri Veerakathy Vinayagar Temple in Rawang. 

This was the first time that an MIC division was organising a function to celebrate the party’s formation, he added. 

For information, call Kamalanathan at 012-330 2079. 

KUALA LANGAT: Police recovered the body of a murder victim from a drain in Taman Aman, Teluk Panglima Garang here yesterday. 

The decomposed body, identified as Satayah Nadarajan, 35, was found with stab wounds on his neck and shoulder. 

Kuala Langat OCPD Supt Abdul Malek Harun said investigations revealed that the man had been murdered two days before.  

“He was murdered elsewhere and the body was dumped into the drain,” he said, adding that the victim was an unemployed bachelor. 

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