Compiled by C. ARUNO, BENJAMIN LEE and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN in Tamil Nadu, India, who brought down 28 bulls in the Madurai bull run, donated all his winnings to the owners of the animals, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Identified as Vijay, he took part in the Avaniyapuram bull run and won first place after he skilfully stopped 28 bulls.
He handed over the gifts he received for each of his takedown to the respective owner of the bulls.
Vijay said he had done so because he wanted to encourage bull owners to allow the animals to participate in the event.
The bull run in south India is a traditional sport where participants try to bring under control specially bred bulls which run through a course.
The sport was banned by the courts for a time for animal cruelty despite the bulls not being killed or intentionally harmed.
However, the Tamil Nadu state government has allowed the event to take place again in recent years with strict monitoring of the bulls’ well-being.
> The daily also reported that temples under the auspices of the Kuala Lumpur Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Devasthanam will conduct pooja (prayers) in Tamil.
Local activists have called on temple managements to adopt the Tamil Nadu state government’s decision to use Tamil instead of Sanskrit during pooja in temples in the south Indian state.
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.