SPECIAL Advisor to Perak Menteri Besar Datuk S. Veerasingam has declared that Barisan Nasional will keep Perak in the general election as support from the Indian community and also from the other races has increased, reported Tamil Nesan.
He added that in 2008, the Opposition garnered more support but now, the support had shifted back to Barisan.
He added that Barisan had helped to solve the various problems faced by the Indian community in the state.
> In a shocking case of medical negligence, a man was left to die in a hospital in Jammu, northern India, after authorities realised he could not be saved, reported Makkal Osai.
It was reported that the patient was admitted to the emergency ward of the hospital by a charitable trust.
During the first two days, the doctors tended to him. But, when it became clear that he could not be saved, the hospital abandoned him.
> A 15-year-old boy was beaten to death by a driver and cleaner of a tanker lorry in Chennai, reported Malaysia Nanban.
Driver K. Ilango, 26, and cleaner K. Guru, 21, who assaulted A. Karthik, have been arrested.
Police said Karthik was hired by the tanker drivers to clean vehicles and do other odd jobs.
It was reported that on Friday evening, Ilango found his handphone and Rs500 (RM28) missing from a shirt he had left on the vehicle.
Ilango and Guru then grilled Karthik about the theft.
When he allegedly gave contradictory answers, they beat him with a stick and fled when he fell unconscious.
● 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 this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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