Compiled by RASHVINJEET SINGH and R. ARAVINTHAN
THIRTY-ONE Indian families in Sepang, Selangor, who have been trying to get the deeds to their homes for decades are close to seeing their dreams come true, Tamil dailies reported.Nineteen former plantation workers in Kampung Sepang Kecil and 12 families in Ladang Tumbuk have faced many obstacles in getting the deeds, Tanjung Sepat state assemblyman Borhan Aman Shah said.Borhan, who is also the Selangor Mentri Besar’s political secretary, said the matter was close to being resolved with the signing and submission of the application forms by the residents.
The families should see their appications reviewed and approved in the next two months.> Indian citizens working overseas sent back US$79bil (RM324bil) to their families in 2018, making it the highest once again, Makkal Osai reported.
A World Bank report found that the amount has increased steadily in the last few years, with US$62.7bil (RM257bil) in 2016 and US$65.3bil (RM268bil) in 2017.
Chinese expats came in second place with US$67bil (RM275bil) last year while Mexicans, Filipinos and Egyptians rounded out the top five.
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.