AN Indian family in Puchong, Selangor, received a brand new home under the Parivumikka Arasangam (Selangor Prihatin) programme, Makkal Osai reported.
Cheran Renganathan and Susithra Subramaniam, who were living in a rundown house in Batu 14, Puchong, had their home demolished and rebuilt at a cost of RM50,000.
Selangor executive councillor V. Ganabatirau said the programme was started in 2013 to help poor and needy families in the state.
He said the programme had identified many such families and helped improve their homes and livelihoods.
The family in Puchong were identified by Subang Jaya councillor Mehanathan Embamurthi and village chief Siva recommended them to be a recipient under the programme.
Kinrara assemblyman Ng Sze Han was among those present during the handing over ceremony of the house and keys to the couple.
> The daily also reported that the Indian head chef at The Light Hotel in Seberang Jaya, Penang, won the best individual chef award from the Malaysia Kalai Ulagam (MKU).
Murugan Balakrishnan won the award at the Thangga Oli Vanna Malargal (Golden Light, Colourful Flowers) event organised by the local Indian arts collective organisation.
Murugan said he was delighted with the win.
● 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.