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Missing MH370: Pet Fish Pines for Missing Owner's Return
Malaysia Star ^

Posted on 03/23/2014 3:29:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The saying a dog is a man’s best friend, may now be even applicable to a pet fish – at least in the case of Petronas marketing manager Puspanathan Subramaniam, who boarded the MH370.

His father Subramaniam Gurusa­my said the pet arowana fish was sluggish and had refused to eat for over five days.

“The fish now only eats if I prop my son’s photo next to the aquarium,” said Subramaniam, 60, who became a security guard after retiring as a construction worker five years ago.

The fish, however, is not the only one showing signs of misery.

When Puspanathan was leaving for the airport on March 8, his three-year-old son Harish Varman had clung to his legs and begged him not to go.

“My son travels regularly for work and my grandson had never cried and pleaded with his father this way before,” a distraught Subra­maniam said.

He said his son had also not been too keen to go on the business trip and requested his office to shorten the duration of his stay in China.

“The business trip was supposed to be for two weeks but my son got it shortened to a week as he did not want to be away from his family that long,” he said at his house in Telok Panglima Garang near here.

According to Subramaniam, his home was now a listless dungeon, with family members fearing every waking moment and praying there would be no tragic news.

“My wife and I are starting to feel numb inside not knowing what’s happened to our son,” he said.

Subramaniam and his wife A. Amirtham, 60, also have a 26-year-old daughter named Theanmoli.

Subramaniam said he never imagined he and Amirtham would have to go through such “emotional torture” in their twilight years.

“We were happy that both our children had done well in their studies as our efforts to prevent them from leading the lives our grandparents had led confined in the estate had paid off,” he said.

He recounted how both he and Amirtham, who were classmates in primary school, had meticulously planned to get their children out of the Carey Island estate where they were brought up.

Subramaniam said they decided he had to be the one to get the ball rolling, so he resigned from his estate job and ‘came out’ to work as a construction worker.

Amirtham worked in the estate clinic as an attendant and the family continued living in Carey Island.

“My wife and I bought our house five years ago and our son is the one who makes the monthly housing loan instalment.

“He also pays our utility bills and buys the monthly groceries,” he said.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: fish; iran; malaysia; mh370; napl; waronterror

1 posted on 03/23/2014 3:29:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That’s a sad looking fish...however...where’s the gravel? Some toys?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 3:33:02 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this Arowana what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What’s,uh...What’s wrong with it?


3 posted on 03/23/2014 3:33:39 PM PDT by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why isn’t this in Breaking News, This is Hugh and Series!/s


4 posted on 03/23/2014 3:34:20 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mr. Praline: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. ‘E’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

Owner: No, no, ‘e’s uh,...he’s resting.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Delta 21

you will need a license I think.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 3:40:10 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: nickcarraway

Couple nice fillets on that fish.

A little beer batter and some nice hot oil will end his pining.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 3:43:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: who knows what evil?

Agreed. Should have some gravel and other objects. Never seen a tank without gravel.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 3:43:45 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: nickcarraway

hope someone else is feeding this fish.

my guess is the other fish are eating well.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 3:46:22 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Gefn

Somehow I have the feeling that they took stuff out for the picture because the tank was full of sh**. That’s a big fish.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 3:46:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/miscellaneous/arowana.php


11 posted on 03/23/2014 3:50:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

Running out of things to write about the missing airplane, are we?


12 posted on 03/23/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: nickcarraway

Okay, I’ll bite. What’s the fish’s theory on the disappearance?


13 posted on 03/23/2014 4:20:22 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss
Okay, I’ll bite. What’s the fish’s theory on the disappearance?

A large seagull or pelican picked the plane up and ate it.

14 posted on 03/23/2014 4:23:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Not the craziest theory out there.
15 posted on 03/23/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not aping.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 5:23:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like the ‘Grumpy Kitteh’ has morphed into ‘Grumpy Fishy’!!! (The aliens made the kitteh to fishy body swap right after they made off with the plane of course.)


17 posted on 03/23/2014 5:28:47 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: nickcarraway

Awwww.... that fish looks SAD!

It’s too big a fish to be in that tank, IMO.....


18 posted on 03/23/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Sacajaweau
“Somehow I have the feeling that they took stuff out for the picture because the tank was full of sh**. That’s a big fish.”

My guess is that it seemed suicidal so they removed anything that it could hurt itself with.

19 posted on 03/23/2014 5:34:39 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Lot of web sites on this fish. And most of the problems are eating problems.

Looking at that fish....It's much to big for the container.

20 posted on 03/23/2014 6:25:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

My guess is this may be a holding tank, a quarantine tank. Maybe they had other fish, and this fish has become ill so they are isolating him in another to avoid infecting others. Most quarantines will not be nearly as big as they normally should be.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 6:50:49 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BenLurkin; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


22 posted on 03/23/2014 7:56:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: nickcarraway

my REAL name is Pat Fish. serious.

I saw this headline and almost passed out that here I am a headline on FreeRepublic!

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 5:29:47 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fish.5)
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