‘Sorry, you died six years ago’

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  • Saturday, 12 Mar 2016

DESPITE being very much alive, a 46-year-old woman found out that she supposedly died six years ago, having been burnt to death.

“I did not crawl out of my grave!” V. Paramesvary was quoted as saying in Harian Metro.

She found out about her “death” when her son S.K. Nadesen, 25, wanted to apply for a passport for her at the Immigration Depart­ment last month as he wanted to take her to Singapore for medical treatment.

An Immigration officer then told her that there was a problem with her MyKad.

“We then went to the National Registration Department.

“I was shocked when they told me that I have been dead since 2010,” she said, adding that a death certificate had also been issued, listing the cause of death.

The department’s records state that the woman was declared dead in Kedah in 2010 and a certificate had also been issued stating that she has been buried in a Hindu cemetery in the state.

The shocked mother and son have filed a report at the Putrajaya police station requesting for the people responsible to be punished.

> A man was taken aback when he caught a fish, which he described as “ugly looking with fangs”, reported Harian Metro.

“I was so shocked. It was so scary to even look at it. It looked like a monster with fangs, like a piranha,” said fisherman Mohd Japar Asan, 50.

Mohd Japar, the report said, went fishing with a friend in Bohiyan, near Pulau Gaya, Sabah. He said his friend also had a similar catch.

“I have been fishing here for over 40 years, but I have never experienced anything like this,” he was quoted as saying.

The two friends decided to go home after they caught three similar-looking fish.

“I brought the fish back and gave it to my friend as I did not dare to eat it,” he added.

Mohd Japar said he returned around noon on Thursday to the same place and caught another four of such fish.

“I gave three of them to my neighbour and I kept one,” he said.

His neighbour said he kept the fish because it was rare to find such an odd-looking species, the report stated.

> 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. 

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