Compiled by HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Maya Karin (pic) has expressed concerns over the number of shopping malls being built instead of playgrounds for children, reported Harian Metro.
She vented her frustrations on a Twitter posting on Sunday, saying: “We take away children’s natural playgrounds and build more malls.
“Then we open artificial playgrounds in the malls for them to play and for the parents to pay.
“Bagus (good),” she wrote.
Her post got more than 3,700 likes and was retweeted about 5,300 times since then.
Maya, 37, also said that some shared her views with Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad and his senior private secretary Zulkefli Mohd Nani in Labuan on Monday.
Maya said they also discussed the Bukit Kiara recreational park and the lack of greenery for the community in housing areas in the city.
She said many football fields had been sacrificed to build more condominiums.
> A couple in Rompin, Pahang, would spend about RM1,600 a month to feed the estimated 30 cats in their home, reported Berita Harian.
“I would rather go hungry, as long as all of our cats get enough food to eat daily.
“We all live in one house and it’s like we are one big family together without any problems.
“These cats have become our children as we don’t have any kids of our own,” said Roshaliza Roslan, 36.
When one of the cats was stolen two years ago, the couple even went to the extent of seeking a bomoh’s help to look for it.
Roshaliza said she started with one cat four years ago, together with her husband Mohd Yadzil Mat Yasin, 41, who manages a car workshop. Now, they have more than 30 cats of different species that are placed in a room.
The couple, who have been married for 14 years, said the cats need sand as their “bathroom”, vitamins and treatments in clinics to ensure they remain in good health.
Apart from that, the the cats are also fed a a special diet two to three times daily.
“My cats have names like Oyen, Bella, Putih, Bidan, Oren, Janda, Sibodan Omey,” she said.
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.