A COUPLE’S big day was ruined when the catering company failed to deliver the food in time for the wedding reception.
Guests ended up being served roti canai and mixed rice, Harian Metro reported.
“My husband and I only had mixed vegetables and salted fish to eat on our big day,” said the bride, Hawa Nazira Faidul Alwi.
She said the catering company, which promised to deliver food and the wedding cake at 9am last Saturday only turned up at 2.45pm when the guests had already left.
She said the family went to Batu Pahat to query as to why the food was delivered late and found out that the company hired school-leavers as drivers, who did not possess driving licences.
The lorry also had an expired road tax.
“My family members stopped the lorry while we waited for the manager to show up.
“We had already paid RM8,400 to the caterers,” said Hawa.
Following the incident, she said the manager of the company had refused to answer her calls and its office number in Batu Pahat was no longer in operation.
> Berita Harian reported about a 28-year-old man in Teluk Intan who apparently abused his five-year-old daughter because she resembled her mother.
Police investigations found that the man’s wife left him a few years ago and that the daughter reminded him of his spouse.
“He would get angry and scold his daughter every time he looked at her,” said Hilir Perak OCPD Asst Comm Goh Kok Liang.
Recently, he hit the girl when he came home from work. A neighbour who heard the girl’s cries immediately contacted the man’s sister-in-law.
“When the sister-in-law arrived, she saw the man sleeping while the girl was crying in pain in the living room,” said ACP Goh.
He said the sister-in-law then lodged a police report.
- 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.