Illegal dumping ground now a farm


Compiled by C. ARUNO, ASHLEY TANG and R. ARAVINTHAN

A FORMER illegal dumping ground in Klang has been transformed into a community farm with the help of residents and local leaders, Makkal Osai reported.

The area along Jalan Kebun Nenas in Taman Sentosa was an eyesore and a health hazard eight months ago with garbage and debris strewn all over.

The scheme granted 31 low-income residents lots to start farming banana, sweet potato, vegetables, pineapple, pumpkin, brinjal, papaya, sugar cane, serai and moringa for the residents’ use and to be sold.



> The daily also reported that an elderly couple in Madya Pradesh, India, fought off a leopard which tried to drag away their granddaughter.

Basanti Bai Gurjar was woken up at night by the screams of two-year-old Bobby who was being dragged away by the leopard.

Basanti and her husband kicked and punched the leopard which then attacked them until they were rescued by their neighbours.



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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