Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, RAHIMY RAHIM and R.ARAVINTHAN
THE parents of a newborn baby and their relatives staged a protest outside a hospital after a nurse allegedly dropped the infant, causing his death, Makkal Osai reported.
Orderlies at the hospital in Tamil Nadu, India, sent the seemingly healthy baby boy to be placed in an incubator after delivery.
Hours later, the staff handed over the lifeless body to his parents.
The shocked parents got suspicious because the baby’s head was wrapped up. They soon found that he had a head injury.
The devastated parents claimed that hospital staff had admitted to dropping the boy.
So they held a protest together with their relatives, demanding an explanation from the hospital.
> Some parents in Sungai Petani, Kedah, are unhappy that a school principal had told their children not to take the Tamil Literature paper for SPM, Tamil dailies reported.
Several parents said it was not the principal’s decision on whether the students should take the subject or not.
The number of Indian students taking the Tamil and Literature subjects has been dropping due to difficulties in organising such classes and getting teachers for 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.