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Kapar folks unhappy over water disruptions


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018

Compiled by YIMIE YONG, AMALINA AKASHAH and R. ARAVINTHAN 

DOZENS of families in Kapar, Selangor, have been experiencing water disruptions because of low pressure in the area, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Residents in several areas, including Taman Sentosa Kapar, Taman Putra and Taman Intan 1 to 7, said this has been going on for nearly two weeks.

The situation is making their daily routine very difficult because homes are constantly running out of water in their storage tanks.

While residents have been diligently storing water in pails, sometimes staying up late into the night to do so, this is not a practical long-term solution, they said.

Social activist R. Paramasivam, 41, said the high temperatures and dry conditions make the water shortage even more unbearable.

He urged the water distribution service provider to take measures such as sending water tankers to the affected areas regularly until the low pressure problem is resolved.

The matter will be brought to the attention of Sementa assemblyman and state exco member Dr Daroyah Alwi, he said.

> Eight men who brought down a bull considered untameable during a jallikkattu traditional challenge in Tamil Nadu, India, received flight tickets as prizes, Tamil dailies reported.

The bull, which was part of the bull run in Dindigul city, had a repu­tation for being unbeatable, but was brought down by the young men working in unison.

The bull was one of 560 in the sanctioned event which saw 450 men taking part after passing the necessary medical tests.

At least 53 people were hurt but no life-threatening injuries were reported.

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

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