78,000 rats caught since rodent campaign started


  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Sep 2018

Compiled by R.ARAVINTHAN, LIEW JIA XIAN and TAN SIN CHOW 

AT least 78,000 rats were caught in Kuala Lumpur following the launch of a money for rat campaign by Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Kosmo! reported.

So far, RM170,000 were paid to those who caught rats, said Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh.

There were 64 leptospirosis, or commonly known as rat urine, cases in Kuala Lumpur this year compared to 160 last year, he said.

The campaign was launched in 2012 with a RM1 reward for each rat caught. The amount was increased to RM3 in 2015.

> A housewife was injured when she fell from the third tier of the Hutan Lipur Sungai Tekala waterfall, reported Sinar Harian.

The 34-year-old was on vacation with her husband.

The woman passed out before the Semenyih Fire and Rescue Depart­ment arrived at 3pm. She was believed to have slipped.

“She badly injured her left thigh and we suspect her leg may be broken. She has been sent to Kajang Hospital for further treatment,” said a member from the Semenyih Fire and Rescue Department.

> If artiste Nur Ruhainies Farehah Zainul Ilya gets married, she will move to London, Kosmo! reported.

But the Menantu Bilal actress is not ready to reveal the identity of the man she is courting.

“He had stated his desire to make me his wife. Our family knows of our relationship. He has met my family. For now, he is just waiting for my answer,” 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.
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