Hot weather doing wonders for Jerantut anglers


Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, JUSTIN ZACK and R. ARAVINTHAN

FISHERMEN in Jerantut have been experiencing better-than-anticipated catches as a result of the hot weather, according to a report by Sinar Harian.

Ahmad Nazree Shahbuddin, 48, said he was surprised after inspecting his catch, which included five “patin buah” (a type of silver catfish).

“A friend and I came to Kampung Pagi to try our luck at Sungai Tembeling after we got information from Facebook that the fish were abundant here,” he said, adding that the hot weather was not a deterrent as spirits were high from the profitable yields.

His friend, Dahalan Abdul Hamid, 62, said the fish caught was estimated to be worth nearly RM1,000 based on market prices.

“However, the fish that we caught will not be sold but will be given out to family members and cooked,” he said.

> Teenage actress Qistina Raisah said she still respects fellow actress Puteri Balqis despite a reported clash, reported Kosmo!.

“She has won many awards and is a great actress. I respect her as a senior.

“I don’t want to prolong the issue. If she says I am playing the victim, that’s on her. I feel that netizens know who she was referring to.

“At least she hasn’t just kept quiet after my reputation was affected,” she said.

Earlier, Puteri Balqis, in an Instagram story, expressed her displeasure over an unnamed 14-year-old actress. It was widely speculated that the post was aimed at Qistina.

She, however, denied it when asked for a response, adding that there were other active 14-year-old actresses.

> A worker at a chicken processing factory suffered a broken arm after his motorcycle collided with mud waste left behind by a rice harvester in Kangar, Perlis, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Muhammad Azrein Puri, 35, said the accident occurred near SMK Syed Alwi at around 11pm on Saturday, June 3.

“The area was a bit dark, and I crashed after hitting the mud left on the road.

“This is not a new issue and I hope the authorities take the appropriate action against these careless people,” he said.

Simpang Empat assemblyman Razali Saad reportedly gave a donation to Muhammad Azrein during a courtesy visit to him.

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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