Compiled by MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN, OH ING YEEN and R. ARAVINTHAN
MORE than 100 Indian pupils participated in the Kalai Sangamam (Confluence of Art) Festival in Negri Sembilan, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The festival was organised by arts and cultural organisation Srimathi Saradha Kalamandapam at the Senawang Jaya Sri Durgai Amman Temple.
Arts activist Srimathi Krishnan, who led the organising committee, said the event was meant to expose the pupils to their own cultural traditions.
The students performed plays with cultural themes, sang Thirumurai (ancient Hindu) hymns and performed carnatic songs at the festival.
Former Malaysia Hindu Sangam national council deputy president V. Kandasamy was the special guest.
The pupils and volunteers were each given a certificate of appreciation.
> An ardent supporter of Tamil Nadu’s former chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi, died of a heart attack after staying up watching news coverage of the death and funeral of the charismatic leader, Makkal Osai reported.
Susila, 60, was reportedly a long-time member of Karunanidhi’s DMK party had been inconsolable since his death.
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.