Compiled by C. ARUNO, JUNAID IBRAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Tamilar Thirunal 2020 festival will be organised in Penang by former members of the Malaysia Tamil Ilaignar Manimandram club, Makkal Osai reported.
The annual festival which celebrates the Tamil language, culture, and traditions will be held at the Dewan Mahatma Gandhi in Jalan Air Terjun, George town.
The event coordinator Dr Sarena Abdullah said there would be a lot fun activities, including competitions such as such short story writing.
> A revenue officer has been receiving accolades after being photographed carrying supplies on his head for flood victims in Tamil Nadu, India, Makkal Osai reported.
Continuous heavy rains had caused widespread flooding in the south Indian state.
The officer, who was only identified as Sivakumar, was part of the relief effort to help thousands in Kadalur who have been trapped by flood waters.
Sivakumar and his team were wading through waist-high flood water to distribute food to the victims when he was photographed carrying the packages on his head, to avoid them getting soaked.
The images immediately went viral after being shared online and drew praise for him and his team for their work in the flood hit areas in the middle of an ongoing pandemic.
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.