MORE Indian women in Selangor are encouraged to participate in development programmes, Malaysia Nanban reported state exco member Rodziah Ismail as saying.
The state Entrepreneurial, Rural and Village Development Committee chairman said very few Indian women took part in the various training and entrepreneurship activities organised by the Selangor government for women in the state.
Speaking at a meet-and-greet event in Klang, Rodziah added that women should be proactive in finding ways to improve themselves and become active participants in such programmes instead of just staying at home.
SJK (T) Ladang Batu Ampat headmistress Sarawathy Govindasamy expressed that women who were not proactive tended to also affect their children adversely.
“Teachers have a tough time motivating such children to excel in their education and lives, ” she said in her speech.
> The Tamil daily also reported about a fight between two fans of Indian actors Ajith Kumar and Vijay, which resulted in one of the men being slashed with a knife in Tamil Nadu.Umashankar, who idolises Ajith Kumar, had apparently trashed Vijay’s recent films, angering Roshan, his fellow refugee in a camp near Chennai who is a huge fan of Vijay.
The latter then drew out a knife and slashed his friend across the head and chest.
Bystanders rushed the bleeding victim to a nearby hospital, where he is in a critical condition.
The attacker was arrested by the police.