Compiled by JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
A GIANT hibiscus flower made of recycled aluminium cans has earned SJK (T) Ladang Emerald in Shah Alam a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR), reported Makkal Osai.
A 65-member team comprising pupils, teachers and members of a local non-governmental group, Persatuan Kasih Anak Malaysia, took 65 hours to make the flower in conjunction with the country’s 65th National Day celebration.
They completed the flower at 11.59pm on the eve of National Day as scheduled.
Headmaster N. Kogilavani said the school decided to make the flower as a way of allowing pupils to take part in the celebration as well as to instil a sense of patriotism. The school received the official certification from MBR coordinator Edwin Yeoh during a ceremony on Wednesday.
> Malaysia Nanban reported that a woman in Tamil Nadu, India, set fire to herself after suffering abuse from her drunkard husband.
The woman, known only as Manonmani, 29, was shocked to find out after her arranged wedding in November that her husband Aravind was a heavy drinker.
Manonmani suffered regular beatings at the hand of her husband and moved back in with her parents. She had apparently been depressed that her marriage fell apart so quickly.
Although she was rushed to the hospital with extensive burns, she died during treatment.
● The above article is 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 this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.