Compiled by RAZAK AHMAD, OH ING YEEN and R. ARAVINTHAN
FANS of historic novel Ponniyin Selvan by author Kalki Krishnamurthy were treated to a stage adaptation by local artistes, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The book tells the fictionalised story of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola King Raja Chola I.
The play was hosted by the National Land Finance Co-operative Society in the Kulim Hindu Sabha hall in Kulim, Kedah.
The actors said the play was well received by the fans in the northern town and there were plans for more shows in Sungai Siput or Kuala Lumpur.
> Makkal Osai reported that an Indian single mother of seven, who lost her foot in an accident, received some assistance from the Sepang MIC branch.
Letchumi Subramaniam, 42, lost her right foot about 10 months ago in an accident. She has been wheelchair-bound and unable to work.
One of her daughters has started working to support the other siblings who are still schooling. But her meagre income was not enough to pay for the rent, utilities and also schoolbus fares, Letchumi said.
Branch chairman V. Gunalan visited their home in Sungai Pelek and gave a cash donation to ease their burden.
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.