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Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 11:17:01 AM
by winnie yeoh, patrick lee, AND a.raman
A CONTRACTOR in Cheras, Selangor, kept the body of his dead wife for 35 days in his house as he was madly in love with her, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
According to the police, the man sprayed perfume on the body daily and only lodged a police report on Oct 26 after he was unable to bear the stench.
The daily reported that the man’s wife Lim Ah Tee, 42, died on Sept 21 after complaining of chest pains.
The man did not send her to hospital, but instead went to fetch their 16-year-old son.
Upon arrival at the house, the man was shocked to see his wife’s lifeless body, bleeding from the nose, on the floor of the living room.
He carried her to their bedroom and told their son not to make any noise, saying the mother was sick.
The body was sent to the hospital for a post-mortem. There was no evidence of foul play.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that a durian-eating competition will be one of the highlights at the Melbourne Malaysia Carnival at Queensbridge Square on Nov 3.
The carnival, organised in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 and the Malaysia Day 50th anniversary, will be launched by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
The daily reported that other highlights included a roti canai making competition and Malaysian food demonstration to show the vibrant cultures of the country.
There will also be a performance by indigenous Sarawakians.
> China Press reported that a woman from Malacca was conned by a medium of RM200,000 cash and a car after believing that her son was possessed by a female spirit.
The housewife, known only as Loh, 48, was approached by the male medium in May and was told that her second son was possessed by the spirit.
She then pawned her jewellery and took a loan to pay the medium RM80,000 as exorcism fees.
However, the medium then asked the victim to purchase a property in his name.
Loh had in all paid the medium RM200,000 and even surrendered his sister’s car after the medium told her that the car, too, was possessed.
The woman only realised that she had been conned after her older son read negative reports about the medium on the Internet.
She then lodged a police report and lodged a complaint with the MCA public complaints bureau head Datuk Michael Chong.
● Found in Translation 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.
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