Compiled by ALLISON LAI and ASHLEY TANG
A CONTRACTOR assaulted his wife with a broom, clothes hanger and feather duster when he suspected that she had cheated on him, Harian Metro reported.
Her right hand was also burnt with a cigarette butt.
Temerloh OCPD Asst Comm Zundin Mahmood said the man, 32, initially scolded his 29-year-old wife before shouting profanities at her.
“There was a misunderstanding between him and his wife before she was beaten and burnt with a cigarette,” he said.
The man allegedly thought his wife was having an affair after he read WhatsApp messages sent to her by another man.
ACP Zundin said the wife lodged a police report at the Mentakab police station, which led to the husband’s arrest several hours later.
The woman was then sent to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital for a medical check-up.
“She had bruises on a few places on her body, as well as her right eye and right hand,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt.
> Sixties’ crooner Datuk A. Rahman Hassan never got to celebrate his grandson’s second birthday, the same daily reported.
He died at Ampang Hospital on June 13 at the age of 73.
His son Khir Rahman said A. Rahman had expressed his wish during Hari Raya.
“When we were celebrating Hari Raya, my father told his grandson to celebrate his birthday, which falls on June 13, at his house.
“Little did we know that conversation was a sign that he wanted to see us all for the last time,” he said.
Prior to his father’s death, Khir said he had a good appetite.
“His condition was the same as other days,” he said, adding that there were no outward signs that gave them any cause for concern.
> Over 27,000 tonnes of food waste were thrown away by residents in Kedah and Perlis throughout Ramadan, Utusan Malaysia reported.This was an increase of 20% from other days, said Environment Idaman (EISB) chief executive officer Mhd Shaiful Anuar Zainal.
He said the waste was about 45% of the total generation of rubbish or solid waste collected by EISB during that period.
“The collection of all that rubbish reached 2,000 tonnes daily during that period, which was an increase of 20% from 1,800 tonnes a day before Ramadan began,” he said.
Mhd Shaiful said to reduce the rate of solid waste to the disposal areas, the company would add 18 more sustainable community centres in Kedah and Perlis.
He said the centres would be opened in stages in an effort to develop an integrated solid waste management system.
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.