Easier trip to school for students after gift of bus

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  • Friday, 14 Feb 2020

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The pupils of SJK (T) Ldg Tekal can look forward to an easier journey to and from their school after it was gifted with a school bus, reported Malaysia Nanban. The school in Kuala Krau, Pahang, has around 60 pupils, with many struggling to go to class due to its remote location as well as financial problems in paying school bus fees.

A group of activists led by Kuala Krau MIC chief M. Murugiah began an effort to buy a school bus to help the pupils. Their effort was quickly rewarded when a businessman gave the bus to the school, bearing the full costs himself.

> A livestream of a female activist shuttering six state-run liquor shops in Tamil Nadu, India, for operating beyond the allowed hours had gone viral, reported Makkal Osai.

During the livestream, the woman, Kalaiselvi, had gone to check on these shops in Chennai and found five open beyond the allowed hours. After being given warnings, the shop owners closed.

However a sixth outlet, located opposite a police station in Pattabiram, ignored her warning and remained open. She then pulled the shutters close, locked them with her own padlock, and handed the key to the police station after lodging a report against the operator.

Kalaiselvi’s actions had drawn praise from many people who said they were fed up with community problems due to the state-run liquor shops.

The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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