Compiled by AMELIA JADE, JULIANNE DE SOUZA, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN in Tamil Nadu shocked Erode district authorities when he submitted a petition demanding a special bus pass to travel to liquor shops in a nearby town, reported Tamil Nesan.
In his petition, the man identified as labourer Sengkottaiyan claimed there was no liquor shop in his town and he did not want to travel by motorbike after consuming alcohol as he would be stopped by police.
He said he had resorted to travelling to the next town some 10km away by bus, but it was too costly. He thus demanded that the authorities issue him a special bus pass at a flat rate to ease his burden.
It was not reported whether the authorities acceded to the man’s demand.
> More than 80% of participants in the Johor state-level fourth kabaddi competition were Malays, Tamil Nesan reported.
It quoted state Youth, Sports and Culture committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar as expressing his pleasant surprise over the large participation of Malays.
The competition was organised by Persatuan Kabaddi Johor and the state Arts and Cultural Department and 11 teams from 10 districts in the state took part.
Kabaddi Johor president M. Chandran said he was heartened to see interest in the traditional Indian sport among other races.
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.