Reluctant bride pulls stunt to stop marriage


Compiled by JAROD LIM, FAZLEENA AZIZ and R. ARAVINTHAN

A BRIDE in Tamil Nadu stunned wedding guests when she grabbed the thaali (sacred marriage thread) and tried to dump it into the temple donation box, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The 21-year-old college graduate was supposed to go through an arranged marriage to a 29-year-old man who works abroad.

On Tuesday, the wedding began largely without a hitch. However, when it came time for the groom to tie the thaali around the bride’s neck, which signifies the completion of the matrimony, the woman suddenly grabbed the holy string.

She walked away and threatened to put it inside the donation box, while asserting that she was not in favour of the marriage.

The wedding was halted, leaving attendees shocked by the turn of events.

> The Global Organisation for People of Indian Origin (Gopio) Malaysia will work with the Indian High Commission to conduct yoga classes in Tamil schools, Makkal Osai reported.

Sixty schools have started yoga classes, thanks to the collaboration between Gopio, the High Commission and the Vethathiri Sky Manavalakalai Mandram club, which conducts the classes.

They plan to increase the number to 100 schools by year’s end.

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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