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  • Monday, 01 May 2006

SUKMA SMS CONTEST: Radio Television Malaysia has launched a Malaysia Games (Sukma) SMS contest, Mai Sukma, in conjunction with the 11th Sukma in Kedah this month. Participants stand to win a Proton Gen-2 sponsored by Proton Edar Sdn Bhd besides other major prizes like a Jaguh motorcycle and two Ceria scooters from Modenas. The contest ends on June 4. The public can enter it by typing SUKMA and sending it to 39889. – Bernama 


ILLEGAL FACTORIES: The Shah Alam City Council in Selangor has identified 565 illegal factories operating in areas under its jurisdiction. Mayor Datuk Ramlan Othman said the factories were discovered through a survey carried out from Feb 21 to April 24. Following the survey, 13 factory owners were issued notices requiring them to apply for temporary licences to operate, he added. – Bernama  


MENTALLY-ILL YOUTH DIES: A 19-year-old mentally-ill youth fell to his death while using a fire hose to climb down a 16-storey flat in Larkin, Johor, on Saturday. Police said the teenager was trying to imitate army commando tactics in the 3am incident.  

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