Four students die after car hits lorry and burns


  • Letters
  • Thursday, 13 Mar 2003

MALAYSIA Nanban and Tamil Nesan front-paged a road accident in Batu Pahat, Johor which killed four Indian students after their car hit a lorry and caught fire on Monday night. 

Another student was admitted to the Johor Baru Hospital with serious burns.  

The students were returning from Kota Tinggi to Kuala Lumpur after attending a friend's wedding. The incident happened at the 126th kilometre of the North-South Expressway near Yong Peng.  

Both dailies continued to highlight developments following the alleged mistreatment of Indian nationals arrested during a police raid at a condominium at Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday.  

Tamil Nesan carried the full statement of Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm I Datuk Ahmad Bahrin Idrus on the incident.  

The daily also reported that Cherating and Gebeng in Pahang had been turned into illegal gambling towns. 

 

It said illegal gambling syndicates had moved to the areas after raids by municipal council enforcement officers in Kuantan and surrounding housing estates.  

 

The newspaper added that the syndicates had informers who told them of impending raids. 

Both dailies also continued their coverage of the MIC divisional elections at the end of this month.  

 

The elections will be held for the posts of chairman, deputy chairman, vice-chairman, two auditors and delegates.  

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