Compiled by JOSEPH KAOS Jr, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
WHAT was supposed to have been a joyful occasion for two newlyweds in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, turned sorrowful when the bride’s father died minutes before their wedding, Harian Metro reported.
On the morning of the akad nikah (marriage solemnisation ceremony), Sulaiman Salleh was at home getting ready to be his daughter’s wali (guardian) at the ceremony when he started having breathing difficulties.
His daughter Norhafizatul Akmar, 34, said she was all prepared for the occasion with her make-up done then.
“The groom’s party was waiting under the tent for the wedding procession. The imam was also already on standby at the pelamin (dais) for the ceremony.”
Instead, her siblings and her, upon seeing their father’s condition, managed to say a prayer before he took his last breath.
Eventually, the akad nikah went ahead with the bride’s brother replacing the father as wali.The couple then took a few photos at the pelamin to mark the occasion, before moving on to handle the burial of the bride’s father.
> Mohamad Shahrul Rizal Mohd Aziz may have lost his mother and his left foot in a road accident two months ago, but the tragedy did not dampen the 12-year-old’s determination to return to school, Kosmo! reported.
The Kelantan boy is currently recovering from the July 14 accident, in which his foot had to be amputated.
His aunt, Yasmin Abdul Hamid, 24, said Mohamad Shahrul Rizal’s health was improving and that his appetite was back.
“He expressed his desire to return to school. But his leg is still bandaged and not fully healed. He still needs to continue resting at home for a longer period,” said Yasmin, who is now his guardian following the death of his mother Yusni Abdul Hamid, 32.
The single mother was killed while her son’s left leg was broken after the motorcycle they were riding was hit by an iron load carried by a trailer that overturned at an intersection in Kampung Dalam Kemunting.
Mohamad Shahrul Rizal learnt the fate of his mother only 40 days after the accident.
> A stable owner in Kuala Terengganu who had spent RM200,000 to buy a Marwari horse may be Malaysia’s sole possessor of the rare breed from India, Harian Metro reported.
Mohd Helmi Abd Ghani, 28, said he had been eyeing the Marwari breed for a long time. Two years ago, he decided to make the bold move of buying one from India.
With the purchase, he said his collection of expensive horses was now complete. Prior to this, he had only owned the Arabian and Appaloosa breeds.
Mohd Helmi has been breeding horses since 2013 and currently has over 30 stallions, of which many are on sale. A foal, on average, can fetch between RM40,000 and RM70,000, he 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.