Compiled by R. ARAVINTHAN, QISHIN TARIQ and NG SI HOOI
A MOTHER of 10 had a pleasant surprise when her 37-year-old son, whom she gave up for adoption when he was two weeks old, visited her recently, reported Makkal Osai.
At the age of 19, the woman gave the boy up to an Australian airforce officer based in Prai as she could not afford to raise him.
The son, her third child whom she named Selladurai, returned to Malaysia 10 days ago with his adoptive father and began looking for her.
He sought help from the National Registration Department in Putrajaya and managed to get her home address in Penang.
The woman, now 57, said she was stunned but also overjoyed that he had looked for her.
Despite not being able to talk to each other as he did not understand Tamil, they communicated through sign language.
The son said he understood why he was given away and planned to bring his mother to Australia for a long visit.
> Police in Delhi, India, are investigating reports of women’s braids being cut off, Tamil Nesan reported.
The victims claimed they lost their braids after suddenly fainting, leading to allegations that some unscrupulous people were using black magic on the women.
After interviewing and conducting psychological evaluations of the victims, researchers could not agree on the cause of the fainting spells and pointed to the possibility of mass hysteria.
- 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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