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MALAYSIAN Makkal Sakthi Party president Datuk R.S.Thanenthiran has called on the Indian community to think carefully before voting for the Opposition, Malaysia Nanban reported.
He said Indian voters must be aware that the Opposition had failed to fulfil promises made to the community during the last general election.
He said that the future of the Indian community in the coming years depended on the support given to the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said Najib over the past four years had given many incentives and benefits to the Indian community and has promised to give more if Barisan Nasional is returned to power.
Thanenthiran was speaking to reporters after launching the Vote for BN campaign organised by Makkal Sakthi's Bagan Serai division on Monday.
> Tamil Nesan reported that a 28-year-old man, who tried to prevent some drunken youths from molesting a woman passenger, was seriously injured after he was thrown out of a moving train at Cheruthurthi, about 80km from Bangalore, south India on Thursday.
The man was found unconscious on the tracks on Thursday morning, with both his hands severed. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors said his condition was critical.
Bangalore police said the incident came to light when the victim regained consciousness. He said that he had tried to help the woman who was being harassed when he was pushed out of the train.
> A 102-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Siddhapudur, about 5km from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, on Monday, Makkal Osai reported.
Police said that his 97-year-old wife was suffering from heart problems.
Upset by his wife's health condition, N. Rangasamy Naidu hung himself.
His wife Ranganayaki, 97, was staying with their daughter Amirthammal in the city.
Police said the couple have four children, all living in the city.
Rangasamy had been unwilling to live in his daughter's house, though his son-in-law V.Rajendran used to bring him food.
Rajendran said his father-in-law was very attached to his wife. She cooked his meals and looked after him well.