Man fishes out Victorian era jewellery in Sg Rengai


A VILLAGER literally struck gold when he found old jewellery and coins believed to be from the Victorian era while fishing at Sungai Rengai in Lipis Pahang, reported Utusan Malaysia.

Abdul Rahman Bakar, 60, said he found four gold earrings, two gold bracelets, one pendant and four copper teeth when retrieving a hook stuck in a tree root while fishing in the river.

The jewellery had been buried in the mud for probably decades, in a location popular with locals due to the abundance of exotic fish in the river.

“While searching for the hook, I touched a hard object which was later identified as jewellery believed to have belonged to an Englishwoman from the Victorian era.

“Some of the jewellery have already been sold to a trader in Lipis. Only a piece of a rather special pendant remains in the family collection,” he said.

Abdul Rahman said the locket he kept was dated 1934 and displayed Queen Victoria’s face on the front with a picture of a peacock on the back.

> A father has appealed to the authorities for the release of his son, who has been detained at the Langkap Immigration Detention Depot in Perak for not having a MyKad, reported Berita Harian.

R. Rama Chandran, 54, said his son Tayalan, 26, had embraced Islam when he was 12 years old, taking on the name Mohd Farid Abdullah.

He has a Malaysian birth certificate but no information on his mother is displayed on it.

Rama Chandran said this made it difficult for his son to apply for a MyKad. He added that the application to release his son from the depot was rejected simply because the mother’s information was not on his birth certificate.

He said Mohd Farid was arrested in 2019 in a police raid at the car workshop where he worked, but it was only about a year after that he was informed of his son’s detention.

The process of releasing him failed due to the need for a complete original birth certificate with details of Mohd Farid’s mother.

> Singer Fyna Jebat has gone under the radar after her divorce from former national football striker and national coach Datuk Zainal Abidin Hassan, reported Harian Metro.

This was confirmed by her sister Ayda Jebat, who said it has been three months since she last heard from Fyna, who has not been answering messages or phone calls.

The Pencuri Hati hitmaker, whose full name is Nur Suhada Jebat, said she was not surprised as that has always been the way Fyna dealt with her problems.

“Actually, about two months ago, she did call me, but at that time I couldn’t answer because I was busy filming.

“I asked her to call me again at night, but she has kept silent until now,” she told the daily.

When asked about Fyna’s marital status, Ayda confirmed Fyna and Zainal, 61, were divorced.

● 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.

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