Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, TAN SIN CHOW and R. ARAVINTHAN
A LOCAL Tamil movie, Kadara Ragasiyam (Mystery of Kedah), was recently launched in Sungai Petani with a meet-and-greet session with the film’s cast and crew, Makkal Osai reported.
The event, which was held at the Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple hall, was attended by more than 200 fans and local artistes.
The horror thriller centres on the long history of the Indian community in Kedah.
It will be released in local cinemas soon and the producers are in the midst of securing funding from Tamil Nadu-based film associations for a wider release.
Malaysia Kalai Ulagam chairman and local artiste VJ Emergency said local Indian productions had improved greatly and that the community should support the artistes.
> The daily also reported that priests and a state official in Tamil Nadu were in hot water after taking a selfie with a popular movie actress while she was visiting the temple.
Actress Roja was reportedly visiting the temple in Tiruppur, which is popular among artistes and politicians.
Several priests and an official from the state government’s temple authority took a selfie with her which went viral.
Some devotees complained that their act also blocked the heavy flow of temple visitors.
Netizens and other devotees voiced their dissatisfaction, claiming that it was inappropriate behaviour at a place of worship.
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.