Compiled by C. ARUNO, MESHVINNY NELSON and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Perak Indian Education Development Foundation announced that it is ready to disburse RM200,000 to 750 poor Indian students, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The foundation is responsible for managing the 2,000-acre plantation land allocated by the state government in 2013.
The foundation’s board of nine members, led by chairman S. Muniandy, is tasked with turning a profit from the plantation land and using the money for the benefit of poor Indian students.
The effort they have undertaken on the plantation would benefit the community and students greatly, he said.
The first batch of students were from 133 Tamil schools in the state, he said during the meeting at Medan Istana, Ipoh.
> A teenager caught in a freak wave while playing by the seashore was saved by the director-general of police of Tamil Nadu who happened to be passing by, Malaysia Nanban also reported.
Mukesh, 14, was playing on the popular Marina Beach and swimming in the sea when the huge wave dragged him in.
DGP C. Sylendra Babu, who was on his daily walk, quickly waded out, pulled the boy to shore and administered lifesaving CPR.
The boy regained consciousness and was sent to the hospital for treatment.
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.