No rent paid, so no water supply for flat residents


SEVERAL families living in low-cost flats in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur, are pleading for water after the supply was cut off due to unpaid rental, Makkal Osai reported.

V. Kogila, who represented the families, said they earned a low income and were struggling to pay the RM124 rental.

Two of the families had their water supply disconnected on Sat­ur­day, reportedly by officers from Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

A notice issued warned the families to pay the outstanding rental within 14 days or stand to potentially lose their housing units too.

The residents said they were disappointed that their elected representatives were not coming forward to help them.

> Pictures of students in Assam, India, crossing a river using aluminium pots to get to school have gone viral, leading to demands for better solutions, Tamil Nesan reported.

The students reportedly studied at a government school in Biswa­nath district. They have no bridge or road access and have to cross the river daily to get to the school.

The pictures were tweeted by a local news agency recently and the government was criticised.

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.