RM44,700 for students’ bus fares


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Nov 2019

Compiled by OOI SHINZ JO, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

A TOTAL of 149 students from four Tamil schools in Sepang received RM44,700 from the state government to help pay their school bus fares, reported Malaysia Nanban.

They were from SJK (T) Taman Permata in Dengkil (36), SJK (T) Teluk Merbau in Sungai Pelek (31), SJK (T) Dengkil (43) and SJK (T) Ampar Tenang in Dengkil (39).

Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah handed over the funds during an event at the Dengkil community hall.

Sepang municipal councillor Sivakumar Periyasamy, who helped organised the event, said the funds were for deserving families to ease their burden.

“Parents should ensure the money is paid to the bus operators,” he said.

> A young couple in Tamil Nadu killed themselves after their parents objected to the relationship, the same daily reported.

Nursing student Swathi from Kadalur was dating Mathan who was a motorbike mechanic. Both were 22.

After learning that their parents were against their relationship, the couple decided to take their own lives together.

They went to a train crossing in Panambakkam and jumped in front of a Chennai-Ramewaram express train.

They were killed instantly, leaving the train driver traumatised after witnessing the scene.

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.
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