Compiled by LIEW JIA XIAN, GERARD GIMINO and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE security guard in a plantation in Mentakab, Pahang, survived a violent encounter with an elephant, Makkal Osai reported.
Arjunan Narayanan, who works in Semantan estate, came across the elephant at about 7.30pm on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old, who was injured in the leg after being attacked by the elephant, was admitted to the Temerloh district hospital after he managed to contact the plantation’s assistant manager for help.
Temerloh police chief Asst Comm Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof confirmed the incident, adding that the Wildlife Department had been notified for further action. The Pahang Forestry Department said it was monitoring the situation.
> Nearly half of the 476 private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, India, have been flagged by the Anna University (AU) for management and academic shortcomings, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The 225 engineering colleges and universities have been reminded that they must meet the criteria set by AU.
Following a review of all the colleges, more than 200 were found to be lacking in professors and lecturers, as well as basic facilities for teaching engineering, other than proper management structures.
● 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.