Compiled by OH ING YEEN, CLARISSA CHUNG and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE parent-teacher association (PTA) of SJK(T) Tasek Permai in Simpang Ampat, Penang, has called for an immediate solution to the serious electricity disruption at the school, Malaysia Nanban reported.
PTA chairman Ganesan Bakiasami said the school lost its electricity supply two weeks ago due to faulty cables.
The matter was reported to the Seberang Prai district education office and several officials visited the school, however no rectification work has been carried out.
With the registration of students for the new school year merely weeks away, the chances of a high enrolment does not look bright.
> A group of villagers in Karnataka, India, were furious after government officials visiting the area to assess drought damage spent more time gorging on mutton and chicken dishes at the feast arranged for them, Tamil Nesan reported.
The central government dispatched four teams of assessors to determine the damage and to provide some compensation and drought relief.
However the farmers said they barely spent any time assessing the situation or talking to them.
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.