Thursday, 19 July 2012

Woman robbed and set on fire in Segamat

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman in Sungai Labis, Segamat, was set on fire by a robber who also grabbed her gold chain worth RM2,000, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Field worker T. Parvathy had riden on a motorcycle to a provision shop in the estate to buy groceries at about 1pm on Monday but when she did not come back after an hour, her husband, V. Sivakumar, tried to contact her on the handphone.

A few hours later, he received a call that Parvathy, a mother of three, had been admitted to the Segamat Hospital with severe burns.

Upon reaching the hospital, the doctors told him that his wife's chances of recovery were slim because her condition was serious.

Noticing that his wife's gold chain was missing, Sivakumar said he believed that the man who had called for an ambulance to take Parvathy to hospital might be responsible for the incident.

The daily also reported former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi as urging the Indian government to fund a proposed project by Universiti Malaya to translate parts of medieval Tamil literature into Bahasa Malaysia.

In a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Karunanidhi said there were about two million Tamils in Malaysia, many of whom were eager to know their roots, tradition and culture.

He said the Department of Indian Studies at Universiti Malaya had been attempting to carry out the project by a team of five to six research assistants.

Source : TheStar


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