Compiled by C. ARUNO, CHAN MAY THENG and R. ARAVINTHAN
A 16-HOUR, non-stop weapons-based Indian martial arts exhibition by students from Persatuan Silambam Korvai Malaysia has set a world record, reported Malaysia Nanban.
The event was hosted online by Korvai Malaysia in collaboration with its Indian and Singaporean counterparts.
It featured more than 400 exponents from the three countries and included thanithiran (solo skills) with traditional weapons.
Korvai Malaysia founder and president Dr K. Anbazhagan and his Indian counterpart Thirumohan said the record, which has been recognised by a UK-based organisation, was an honour for the students.
Anbarasan and Persatuan Silambam Korvai Selangor president Nedunchezhiyan thanked the Kajang Municipal Council for allowing the use of its hall.
The students who took part in the exhibition received medals and commendation certificates.
> A private hospital in Hyderabad is in hot water after rats bit a heart patient who later died, Malaysia Nanban also reported.
Kadarla Srinivas, 38, was on a ventilator in the MGM Hospital intensive care unit after suffering a heart attack.
His brother, who visited him in the hospital, was shocked to see him bleeding from several wounds and his bed covered in blood.
When the matter came to light, the patient was transferred to a government hospital on orders of a state minister.
However, the patient died of serious liver, lung, and kidney infections.
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.