Ex-army man’s livelihood comes to a rude halt

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 May 2016

A RETIRED military man who has been driving a lorry for a living was shocked to be told after six years that his vehicle’s engine number was fake, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Gunaraja said he bought the lorry to make a living from transporting goods after retiring from the military six years ago.

In the years that followed, he was able to get the lorry inspected and approved for road tax renewal without any problems.

However, when he tried to do the same last year, his application was rejected.

The authorities told him that the engine number on the lorry had been modified.

His inability to renew the road tax meant that all his transportation contracts have been cancelled, putting a big dent in his income. He has now engaged a lawyer to pursue the matter in court.

> Twenty-five female students and their professors in Tamil Nadu, India were injured when unknown persons on motorbikes attacked their college buses with glass bottles, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The pupils were final year students at a Thiruvannamalai district private women’s college.

Having just finished their final exams a few days ago, they were leaving the college in the buses after a special farewell ceremony.

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