Compiled by FAZLEENA AZIZ, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Centre and Pertubuhan Kesenian & Kebudayaan SRFA collaborated to set Malaysian and Asian records for the longest continuous traditional dance performance, Makkal Osai reported.
The centre, located in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam, has been going strong for over 15 years with founder Nalini Rathakrishanan at the helm.
The record was achieved through 36 dancers performing for 35 hours, with the double record certificates presented at the Suaranatya award ceremony in Klang on Sunday.
> The daily also reported that a hospital in India has been forced to perform a DNA test on a baby boy when two women, who gave birth there, claimed the newborn to be theirs.
The two women, identified as Mamta and Bhavani, went into labour at the hospital in Telangana and ended up giving birth around the same time.
One of them gave birth to a baby boy while the other had a girl.
The nurses, who assisted during the delivery, forgot to tag the newborns in the rush, resulting in a mix-up of the babies.
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.