Villagers fed up with bad living conditions


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 10 Nov 2016

Compiled by NURLINA SHAHARUDDIN, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN

RESIDENTS of two villages in Sri Manjung, Perak, are fed up with having to live with smelly and mosquito-infested drains and waterlogged roads, reported Malaysia Nanban.

They claimed that while the 400-odd families had built their own homes and lived in Kampung Pundut and Kampung Datuk Seri Kamaruddin for some 30 years, several were still trying to get their land deeds.

A resident, R. Sumathi, alleged that the infrastructure in the villages, including the roads and drains, had deteriorated due to lack of maintenance by the Manjung Municipal Council.

Among their complaints were that the damaged roads created puddles and the drains were clogged with mud and overgrown with bushes.

> Tamil Nesan reported that gay rights activists in Karnataka, India, were furious that a TV talk show host threatened to beat a female guest with her slippers after the woman said she wanted to marry another of her own sex.

Two young women in their 20s, who identified themselves as a couple, appeared on the show that claimed to help resolve family disputes.

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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