Compiled by PAVITHRA RAMAN, TAN SIN CHOW and R. ARAVINTHAN
A PREGNANT woman was trapped for an agonising two hours in a lift at her condominium in Subang Jaya, Selangor, before being rescued by the Fire and Rescue Department, reported Harian Metro.
Zufrarina Nasha Zubir, who was stuck in the lift from between 6.50am and 8.45am and expecting her third child, said she suffered extreme anxiety and panic.
“When the elevator suddenly stopped, I tried pressing the emergency button more than 10 times, but there was no response,” the 25-year-old said.
Zufrarina said she managed to call her husband Muhamad Husaini Hashim, 26, for help.
While waiting for help to arrive, Zufarina said she had to force herself to breathe calmly as she was worried about her baby.
Zufarina said she was finally rescued by firemen.
She later posted a viral TikTok video to express her gratitude.
“I am grateful and I am now waiting to give birth to my baby who is due on Nov 20,” she added.
> Smallholders in Bandar Baru Cheneh, Terengganu, were devastated after their plantation was damaged by a herd of elephants, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Besides 700 palm trees, the pachyderms also destroyed coconut and banana trees which were ready for harvest.
The losses to farmers amounted to tens of thousands of ringgit.
Farmer Ramli Jusoh,63, was in despair over seeing the destruction of his palm and coconut trees which he had been cultivating for the past five years.
“As soon as I stepped into the farm, my knees went weak and I was disheartened,” he said.
Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks Department director Loo Kean Seong said they received a report about the incident and would take immediate action.
> Singer and actress Ayda Jebat said she would refrain from making derogatory remarks as a reality television show judge because she could recall the insulting comments she received when she was a contestant, reported Harian Metro.
Ayda, who had participated in a reality television series and is currently a judge on Awesome Raja Lawak, said she would do her best to provide contestants with constructive and useful feedback.
“I have been in their shoes.
“I want to offer them my knowledge, not anything that could dampen their spirits,” she said.
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.