Compiled by RAZAK AHMAD, JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
AN Indian national who had been working in Malaysia for 15 years using another man’s passport died at the airport while being deported, reported Makkal Osai.
Malaysia Global Rescue Humanity president T. Kamalanathan said he received information about the death of R. Pandiarajan, 42, and noticed the difference when he saw the body at the hospital.
The group managed to contact the man’s wife, who confirmed the deceased was indeed Pandiarajan.
They then collected the man’s original identification documents and contacted the Immigration Department.
Pandiarajan was being sent back to India on Jan 29 after being detained for three months when he died of a heart attack.
Kamalanathan said the group was helping the family get the man’s body back to Tamil Nadu.
> A total of 95 spectators at illegal cockfighting events were sentenced to three days’ jail by a High Court judge in Andra Pradesh, India, reported Tamil Nesan.
Cockfighting events are common in the state over the Bhogi, Sankranti and Kanuma festivals, despite being declared illegal by the state’s High Court several years ago.
Enforcement, however, was almost non-existent, since even Members of Parliament take part.
The above articles are 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.