Compiled by C. ARUNO, BENJAMIN LEE and R. ARAVINTHAN
A GROOM-to-be spent 500,000 rupees (RM28,233) to make a life-sized wax figure of his late father so that he could be “present” at the wedding.
Civil engineer Arokkiya Jesu Raja, from Tamil Nadu, wanted to get married in front of his father, Malaysia Nanban reported.
His father had apparently always wanted to see him married off, but he tragically died last year from Covid-19 complications.
When the family arranged for Arokkiya’s wedding this year, the devoted son commissioned a wax figure so that his father could “attend” the ceremony.
The couple also “received blessings” from the deceased father during the wedding.
While unusual, many attendees and online commenters were moved by the son’s devotion to his father.
> Twenty-five of the 71 Tamil schools in Johor face an uncertain future due to low enrolment, Malaysia Nanban also reported.
The data was given out by state education, information and communication committee chairman Norliza Noh during a meeting with those involved in Tamil schools development.
Among others, the meeting discussed proposals such as combining the affected schools or merging them with larger schools.
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.