COMPILED BY RAHIMI YUNUS, NG SI HOOI AND R.ARAVINTHAN
AN elderly man had part of his left ear bitten off by a monkey in Kampung Tandop Besar, Mukim Tekai Kanan, reported Sinar Harian.
Darus Endut, 75, discovered the monkey in his backyard on Friday.
“When I approached it, the monkey seemed very tame, but everything changed when my neighbour came and told me that one of his neighbours was also bitten by it and received treatment at hospital,’’ said Darus.
“After that, the moneky bit my ear,” said the man who lost part his ear after struggling for five minutes trying to escape.
He said he managed to escape after pulling the rope on the monkey’s neck and with help from neighbours and his children.
“My son brought me to the Kuala Nerang hospital for treatment. I am told that the part bitten off cannot be restored, however, it will not affect my hearing,” he said.
Darus also received six stitches on his hand.
> Malacca Zoo denied that it has lost a lion as alleged in a WhatsApp message that has gone viral since last Thursday, reported Kosmo!.
KAJ Development Sdn Bhd, which manages the zoo, said the viral news was nothing but a lie and had bad intention.
Its hospitality chief executive officer Seow Cheng Swee said it was not known what was the purpose behind the “nonsensical news”.
“After it went viral on social media, I checked and saw that the two male lions and six male tigers in Malacca Zoo are well taken care of,” said Seow, adding that investigation was being carried out.
> A 3m long python weighing about 50kg was captured by a team of Malaysian Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel in Kampung Charuk Bunting, Siong, Baling, reported Kosmo!.
JPAM officer Mohd Faizol Ab. Azis said the reptile was captured hiding in a barn owned by one of the villagers on Sunday.
Its belly was swollen after it had eaten a goat.
The Baling office received the information about the event about 11.30am before rushing to the scene.
His team took about 15 minutes to catch the snake and handed it to the Wildlife and National Parks Department.
- Found in translation 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.