Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
ELEVEN Indian families were among those who received houses under the rent-to-own housing scheme in Negri Sembilan, Makkal Osai reported.
One hundred houses were built under the Rantau PPR scheme and 90 applicants were selected in a lottery. In the draw, 11 Indian families were selected. The recipients will pay RM124 in rental for 25 years, after which they will own their unit.> The same daily also reported that doctors in Sri Lanka removed 11 bees from the nose of an elderly man who was attacked by a swarm.
The unnamed 70-year-old man, who disturbed a hive, was reportedly in stable condition.
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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