Near miss for driver after water tank falls off lorry

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  • Thursday, 14 Apr 2016

A 62-year-old man had his life flash before his eyes when a water tank fell from a lorry and onto the bonnet of his car, according to a report by Berita Harian.

In the 11.30am incident, Alias Nordin suffered minor scratches on the wrist of his left arm from broken glass pieces of his car windscreen.

“When I saw the tank falling from the lorry, I tried to avoid by turning to my right, but was not fast enough. Fortunately, I managed to duck,” he said.

Alias said the tank was caught by an overhead telecommunication cable before falling off the lorry.

> Harian Metro reported that actor Fizo Omar was saddened when people said the unruly rush of people to buy the new Fareeda headscarves was the reason why he still doesn’t have any children.

“Please don’t correlate the Fareeda headscarves issue with our personal matters. I am very saddened when they involve my in-laws, my mother and siblings,” said Fizo who is also Fareeda marketing manager.

The sale at the boutique in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, on Saturday sparked a controversy among the Islamic community, especially netizens on social media.

The company was accused of having come up with a sales gimmick by uploading a 16-second clip of the rush. It was uploaded by Fizo.

> Underaged teenagers who want to get married must get permission from the mentri besar or chief minister of their respective states, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri in a report by Kosmo!.

She said the matter was found in the Child Act 2001 that was recently passed by Parliament to prevent child marriages, especially among girls.

Nancy added that parents played an important role in educating their children by getting the youngsters involved in healthy activities and not get caught up in immoral activities.

“We are worried that when they get married at a young age, they are unable to control their emotions and make the household unstable, causing social problems in the society,” she said in Alor Setar.

Nancy said that in Kedah, there were 105 applications for child marriages last year, compared to 76 in 2014 and 38 in 2013.

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