Compiled by YIMIE YONG, OH ING YEEN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN was so distressed with the mosquito infestation at his daughter’s hospital ward in Tamil Nadu, India, that he climbed up a radio tower and threatened to commit suicide if the authorities did not take immediate action.
Tamil Nesan reported that the man had spent the night at the hospital, accompanying his 18-year-old daughter who was seeking treatment for an undisclosed illness.
He got angry after being continuously bitten by mosquitoes and started scolding hospital staff for not dealing with the problem.
Soon, he marched to the town police station after being reprimanded by the staff for causing disturbance at the ward.
He climbed up a radio tower which was located next to the police station and threatened to jump off.
The police and firemen managed to placate him by asking his daughter to talk to him via handphone.
> Devotees who attended a ritual at a temple in Puchong, Selangor, were delighted to witness the place of worship being “showered” with flowers from a helicopter during the ceremony, Tamil dailies reported.
The ceremony was the culmination of five days of prayers led by 32 priests including some from India.
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.