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NGO gets Tamil school in Negri all spruced up


A TAMIL school in Negri Sembilan got its buildings along with a new computer lab and a RM26,000 display system ugraded – thanks to the Science and Wellness Organisation, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The Kuala Lumpur-based non-governmental organisation’s president Carolyn Adrian said it wanted students at SJK(T) Ladang Perhentian Tinggi to have modern facilities.

The NGO also carried out pest control activities while the building got a new coat of paint. Its compound was also cleaned up.

State deputy speaker Ravi Munusamy said the NGO’s efforts were highly appreciated.

> A total of 1,534 people in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, are facing charges for lighting firecrackers and fireworks beyond the approved hours, Tamil Nesan reported.

Based on a ruling by the Chennai High Court, fireworks were allowed only during two periods – 6am to 7am and 7pm to 8pm – on Deepavali Day.

In some areas, residents avoided fireworks completely due to the regulations while others play throughout the day. This, despite the possibility of six months’ jail time.

●  The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

 

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