Abu the bull is carnival’s heavyweight star


Compiled by ZAKIAH KOYA, TAN SIN CHOW and R.ARAVINTAN

A BULL named “Abu”, weighing more than a tonne, is the star of the show at the Qurban Carnival being held in Dengkil, Harian Metro reported.

Tayyib Ranch Sdn Bhd spokesperson Mohd Sakhedan Sidek said the bull’s weight is akin to that of six cows and that it has been sold for RM30,000 to a buyer from Ampang.

“It will be sacrificed during Hari Raya Aidiladha on Monday. Visitors to the carnival can view the bull and buy food for it.

“It is an opportunity for children to see a bull as big as this,” he said.

Mohd Sakhedan said so far, 250 big-sized bulls had been sold since last Tuesday. Among the breeds are Angus, Charolais, Limousin, Piedmontese and Brahman.

“The Brahman breed has a good demand for sacrificial purposes, as its meat is soft and tasty compared with normal-sized breeds,” he explained.

He said the bulls are sold for between RM12,000 and RM30,000 each according to their size.

> Motorcycle thieves targeting Yamaha bikes around the Klang Valley under the name “Geng Apek” have been arrested.

Sentul OCPD Asst Com Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari said four individuals, including a woman, were nabbed.

Harian Metro reported that police detected the gang’s modus operandi six months ago and that the chief, known as “Apek”, would specifically target Yamaha motorbikes.

“The stolen bikes would be taken apart and the bike’s frame would be thrown away.

“The main suspect has 18 past records, including that of theft and drugs,” said ACP Ahmad Sukarno.

Police also confiscated four motorbikes, eight bike frames, two engines as well as tools believed to have been used to take apart the bikes.

“With the crippling of this gang, we are able to solve 16 theft cases,” he said.

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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