Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
AN 80-year-old in Kampar, Perak, had his dilapidated house refurbished in three days when the community came together to help, Makkal Osai reported.
Subramaniam Doraisamy, who lives in Wah Loong, had a damaged roof which leaked when it rained.Kampar MIC chairman R. Balarathinam said they helped repair the roof after the elderly man’s plight became known.
Kampar MCA deputy chairman Daniel Wa donated RM2,500 while former Kampar MIC chairman Tan Sri S. Veerasingam contributed RM1,000.
A local contractor named Jagan added a further RM1,000 to the effort.
> Nineteen Indian farmers in Bahau, Negri Sembilan, who were allegedly evicted from their farms are calling on the state government to help them.
Malaysia Nanban reported that Murali Thanggaiyah, who spoke on behalf of the farmers, said they had collectively raised RM400,000 to set up their farms on forest reserve land in Kampung Taman Jaya in 1998.
Over the last 22 years, they said they paid between RM20,000 and RM30,000 in fees to the government to operate on the land.
However, they claimed that the district council had recently refused to renew their permits and informed them that the land had been sold to a developer.
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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