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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Businessman’s sweet honey deal turns sour

  • Compiled by NURLINA SHAHRUDDIN and NG SI HOOI

AN Indonesian who claimed to be a PhD holder has been nabbed by police after allegedly selling brown sugar, mixed with flour and seasoning, as honey.

China Press reported that Selangor police were tipped off by a businessman who had bought the “honey” for RM5,000.

The businessman became suspicious when the 51-year-old Indonesian gave him five pots of Royal Jelly, which is difficult to produce and expensive, for free.

On Nov 25, police went to the Indonesian’s house in Selangor and seized 17 barrels of the fake honey.

The driver who delivered the fake honey was also nabbed that day.

Serdang district police chief ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias said the suspect claimed to be a middle-man who was helping orang asli to sell the product.

> A 43-year-old woman was electrocuted while ironing clothes at her home in Petaling Jaya. Her body was discovered by her boyfriend who went to visit her at about 4pm on Sunday, China Press reported.

Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Supt Mohd Ali Thamby said Tenaga Nasional has been informed of the incident.

> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that a cancer patient from Singapore had a chance to holiday in Taiwan after he expressed the wish in the media.

Identified only as Zhang, he had used up his savings on treatment for oral cancer during the past three years.

Zhang, 41, who earned a living selling packets of tissue paper, told Singapore news media that he dreamt of visiting Taiwan and that the only other country he had been to was Malaysia.

His plight caught the attention of a teacher who voiced her willingness to sponsor Zhang and his mother to travel to Taiwan.

  • 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.

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