Impoverished family living in shipping container

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  • Monday, 13 Jul 2020


POVERTY has forced a family to live in a shipping container in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, Makkal Osai reported.

Nagakkanni Krishnan, 43, and her family live in the container in Kampung India Bukit Pelanduk.

She works at a nearby plantation as a palm fruit collector to support her family. Her husband, who is ill and needs frequent hospital visits, is unable to work. They have four school-going children.

Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim recently visited them and contributed some financial assistance along with groceries and essential items.

Chuah assemblyman Michael Yek Diew Ching, Port Dickson district officer Khairy Maamor, municipal councillors, village heads and others accompanied Anwar during his visit.

> The daily also reported that a man in Tamil Nadu, India, killed himself by self-immolation after he was forced to remarry his wife.

Pritviraj and Satya divorced after a few years of marriage for unknown reasons.

Pritviraj was kidnapped by his ex-wife’s brothers with the help of some relatives. They beat him up, forced him to remarry their sister and insisted that they lived as a couple again.

Pritviraj escaped and set himself on fire in front of his house after dousing himself with petrol. Police said he made a deathbed confession on what drove him to suicide.

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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