Compiled by C. Aruno, Derek Yong Zher and R. Aravinthan
FORTY Primary Six students from SJK (T) Bedong in Kedah took their first flight when they went on a school trip to Langkawi recently, reported Malaysia Nanban.
The school’s headmistress Mariammah Ambigapathi said she had dreamed of taking the pupils on their first flight since being appointed last year.
The pupils’ parents, most of whom were not well-to-do, had worked hard to save the money to send the kids on the trip.
Other costs for the trip were sponsored by businessman A.C. Malaiyarasan, who had also supported educational programmes for pupils preparing for the UPSR, she said.> Two souvenirs received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were sold for 10mil rupees (RM587,000) each during an auction, reported the Tamil daily.
A photo stand of Modi was originally listed for 500 rupees (RM30) on the auction website but this was bought for 10mil rupees by an unknown buyer.
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.