Thai border congested with vacationing M’sians


THE Customs complex at the Malaysian-Thai border in Padang Besar, Perlis, is seeing major congestion amid the school holidays that just started.

Utusan Malaysia reported that people have been queuing up at the Wang Kelian Immigration, Customs and Quarantine (ICQ) complex as early as 8am.

A visitor from Kedah, Mohd Shaiful Abd Rahim, said he had to cancel his family trip to Thailand due to the massive number of people.

“My family decided to cancel the plan and will probably choose another destination,” the 42-year-old said.

Siti Suhana Yusof, 39, from Perak said her family was stuck in traffic jams for hours.

“We thought the Wang Kelian entry point should be easier because (we thought) there would be fewer vehicles, but not this time,” she said.

> Paternal pride engulfed actor and comedian Bell Ngasri, whose daughter was selected to represent Malaysia in a public speaking competition in Vietnam, reported Harian Metro.

Nasfarisya Nasrizal, 14, and three other participants were reported to have represented the country at the Actions For Earth Award and Global Youth Summit public speaking event that came to an end yesterday.

“I’m very thankful that she was selected as one of the public speakers representing Malaysia despite being only 14-years-old.

“Nasfarisya is a hardworking girl and smart too.

“Praise be to God, she doesn’t have my traits,” Bell quipped.

He had earlier uploaded photos of his daughter holding up the Jalur Gemilang at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

● 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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