Compiled by NG SI HOOI, FATIMAH ZAINAL and R. ARAVINTHAN
AN Indian mother who lost her son in a motorbike accident has accepted his chemical engineering degree in a special ceremony organised by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Tamil dailies reported.
N. Kamalanathan was killed while on his way home after buying a bus ticket to attend a job interview in Kajang, Selangor.
Accompanied by her daughter, P. Shoba received the scroll from UMP chancellor Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
She said it had been her son’s dream to become an engineer and to take care of the family.
> Instead of cement, sand and steel, an engineering graduate in Tamil Nadu, India, is using a technique known as “rammed earth construction” to build her family home.
Samyuktha, who declined to give her full name, said conventional materials caused a lot of environmental damage.
Rammed earth construction involves stacking earth packets to build structures, and the higher these are stacked, the stronger the structures will be, she said.
As the technique does not require skilled labour, she is able to build the home with the help of friends and relatives.The above article 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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