Compiled by FATIMAH ZAINAL, JAROD LIM and R.ARAVINTHAN
A DELIVERY man who set himself on fire near Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur, on March 7 died in hospital yesterday, Sin Chew Daily reported.
A friend who collected the victim’s body at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s mortuary said the man did not go to work on the day of the incident.
“He did not leave any note and rode to the petrol station on a motorcycle to buy petrol.
“He then tied himself to a tree with a motorcycle chain and set himself on fire,” he said.
The victim is believed to have been sent to hospital by motorists who spotted him after he managed to free himself when he could not bear the intense pain.
He suffered 100% burns on his body.
> The daily also reported that a mentally challenged woman addicted to drugs would strip naked and run along Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.
According to a Sports Toto branch manager in the area, the woman, who spoke fluent Malay, appeared last year and would beg for money outside the premises.
“She would ask for RM1 from passers-by, who started calling her ‘Satu Ringgit’.
“She would also throw stones at those who refused to give her money,” he said.
He added that many drug pushers started coming to the area after the woman became hooked on drugs three months ago.
“When she got high on drugs, she would strip naked and walk around the area,” the manager said.
She has been detained by police before but was set free.
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.