S’gor teams bag top spot in hockey tournament


Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

TEAMS from Selangor emerged as champions in a national-level hockey competition for Tamil schools, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Sixteen teams from seven states participated in the two-day tournament at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The second edition of the annual event was organised by the Impak Hockey Club and Malaysia Hockey Federation, and sponsored by QNET Malaysia.Each of the winning teams took home a trophy, certificate and RM1,000.

Selangor’s standout player Santosh emerged the top scorer and player of the tournament for the boys’ category.

For the girls, Johor player K. Mahaletchumi won the top scorer prize while Selangor’s Harshini was selected as best player.

> A man in India set his wife on fire after a quarrel, the daily also reported.

Aarathi, 32, who lived in Alappuzha, Kerala, was leaving for work when she was confronted by Shiamjit, 37.After a fight, the man blocked his wife’s scooter before dousing her and the vehicle with petrol and setting her ablaze.The woman was rushed to the hospital but died two days later.

The police are investigating the incident.

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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