Saturday August 11, 2012
No problem over use of auditorium
Others News & Views
Compiled by REGINA LEE, NG SI HOOI and A.RAMAN
THE Indian community can use Auditorium P. Ramlee in Penang without any restriction, Deputy Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D'cruz told Makkal Osai.
He said the recent issue over the use of the auditorium denied to Indian NGOs had been amicably settled.
He hoped all regulations would be followed closely to prevent any misunderstanding or problem.
He said Indian organisations would be able to hold bharatanatyam performances and salangai poojas as done previously.
Penang Hindu Association (PHA) chairman P. Murugiah welcomed the good news.
Previously, PHA, the Temple of Fine Arts and 12 NGOs had sent a letter to the ministry and the Prime Minister, protesting the ban on staging Indian classical dances on religious grounds at the auditorium.
> Malaysia Nanban reported that a 21-year-old woman, who was assaulted and set ablaze by her husband and mother-in-law for dowry in Jaipur, North India, has died.
On Aug 1, the husband and his mother had allegedly assaulted her before and pouring kerosene and setting her on fire.
The woman, in flames, ran to a nearby relative's house. She was taken to a government hospital but as her condition deteriorated, she was moved to a private hospital.
The victim, Ramila, told police that her husband and mother-in-law had been physically torturing her since her marriage about three years ago.
> Tamil Nesan reported that a 28-year-old aspiring South Indian actor was arrested on charges of cheating a youth of Rs5 lakh (RM28,000) with a promise of a job abroad.
Police said S. Pavan Kumar, an engineer, took the money from Manikandan in Chennai in 2009, with the promise of a job in the United States or Britain.
But Pavan Kumar failed to get him the job and didn't return the money.
Pavan Kumar, the son of a dance master, had done small roles in several films.
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.