Rough time for blind masseuses at Kollywood fest


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

Compiled by VINCENT TAN, THO XIN YI, HANIS ZAINAL and R. ARAVINTHAN  

A GROUP of blind Indian masseuses from Brickfields claimed they were left on their own during an event featuring Kollywood stars in Kuala Lumpur, Makkal Osai reported.

N. Mahendran, 34, said he was asked to arrange for 15 masseuses to cater to the stars attending the festival in Bukit Jalil a few days ago.

When he was only able to get eight masseuses, he was chided by the organiser’s representative, who then cancelled the invite.

But on the day of the event, the masseuses were asked to come anyway. None of the stars approached them for massages and they were not given food or water.

Mahendran said the group hoped to get compensation for its efforts.

> A village in Tamil Nadu, India, mourned the death of a jallikkattu bull and held a 2km-long procession for its burial, Tamil Nesan reported.

Jallikkattu is a sport where young men try to bring down a running bull by grabbing its horns or jumping on its back.

The bull, which was known as Alanganallur, was loved by the villagers for its winning streak. It fell sick recently and died on Monday.

?  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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.


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