Animal lover dies while doing good deed


Compiled by IYLIA MARSYA ISKANDAR, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

A MAN who was on his way to feed stray dogs in Melaka was tragically killed in an accident, reported Makkal Osai.

Animal lover Jegathisan Visvanathan, 42, had 15 rescue dogs himself at home.

The victim, who owned a restaurant, would go around on his bike daily to feed stray dogs and cats around Jalan Malacca Baru.

In the incident on Tuesday, he had closed his shop as usual at around 10.30am and was on his way to the feeding spot when he was hit by a car. He died on the spot from severe head injuries.

His uncle V. Saravanan said his family was doubly devastated by his untimely death, which came so soon after his sister died in July 2021 of Covid-19.

> The Tamil daily also reported that Indian martial arts group Malaysia Silambam Porkalai Mandram has been invited to start a chapter in Timor-Leste.

The country’s ambassador to Malaysia, Joana Veneranda Amaral, extended the invitation during an exhibition of the traditional weapons used in the martial arts in Seremban.

Joana said she was impressed by the skills and techniques of the Malaysian exponents.

The association president said the group was formed with the intention of continuously developing the ancient martial art.

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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