Friday January 27, 2012
Woman rises from the dead before cremation
MAKKAL Osai reported that a 72-year-old woman who had been declared dead started breathing when she was about to be cremated.
The woman is presently undergoing treatment in a private hospital for a blood clot in her brain.
The incident happened in Jhotwara village in Jaipur, northern India on Wednesday.
Hundreds of relatives of Magan Kanwar had gathered and were preparing for her funeral.
When some women were performing the ritual of bathing the body, they realised that she was still breathing.
Her son Surendra Singh immediately took her to the hospital and admitted her.
He said that his mother had slipped in the bathroom on Jan 23 and was admitted to a private hospital where the doctors declared her dead on Tuesday.
“The doctors had verbally confirmed her death and we left for our village with the body' without asking for a death certificate,” he said.
> Malaysia Nanban reported that 161 electronics factory workers whose services had been terminated staged a peaceful protest in front of the factory with a coffin.
One of the workers, Joseph, 43, from Kajang Utama, said many of the workers had been working in the factory from two to 18 years and were left “out on the streets” as they were unable to get new jobs due to their age.
He claimed the management had cited losses but the surprising thing was that existing jobs were given to foreign workers for lesser salary.
He said the management should have held discussions with factory workers instead of issuing termination letters.
He said the MTUC was now holding talks with the management, which had agreed to take back the workers on condition that the basic pay was RM450.
He said the workers could not accept this proposal as it was too low.
He questioned the Human Resources Ministry's failure to take action against the management for discriminating local workers and favouring foreign workers.
● Other News & Views 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.