Four nabbed over illegal abortions


POLICE in Tamil Nadu, India, arrested four people who had been providing illegal abortion services from their car, Malaysia Nanban reported.

A director at a government hospital had tipped off the police after receiving information of such pregnancy termination services in Kallakurichi district.

During the raid, police found unauthorised medications used to perform abortions and an ultrasound machine in the car.

Upon questioning, the four admitted that they would often pick up pregnant women looking for abortions and administer the service in the car.

None of the four men arrested has any medical background.

> Speculation is now rife in the community on who will get to lead the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra), Makkal Osai reported.

The agency, which carries out development initiatives for the community, is now under the National Unity Ministry after several years under the Prime Minister’s Department.

Since the move, the community had been expecting news on management changes.

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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