Family bliss up in costly smoke

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014

A MAN in Kuala Lumpur is burning away his money and his family’s happiness due to his addiction to imported Cuban cigars, Harian Metro reported.

“I have been suffering for three years. We had to pawn all our jewellery to meet his taste for the expensive imported cigars. on which he spends RM700 to RM2,000 a box,” said the man’s aggrieved wife, who wants to only be known as Sara, 30.

“Normally, it takes a long time to finish a cigar. In my husband’s case, he smokes like a chimney.”

She said he started on his unusual habit from socialising with certain office friends and she initially thought it was just a passing fad.

Things got worse about a year ago when he started sourcing for the cigars via the Internet and no longer giving her money for their household needs, she said.

Sara added that she now has to sell nasi lemak and take catering orders to make ends meet for the family.

> A Felda worker who went missing for 17 hours after going for his dialysis treatment was found in a 7m-deep ditch with his wrecked car at the 24km Mat Lagam-Cheneh road in Kemaman, reported Kosmo!

Idris Ibrahim, 58, said he crashed the car into the drain at around 4pm on Sunday and was only picked up by another estate worker at about 9.50am the next day.

“I heard a vehicle passing by and wanted to call out for help but was too injured to do anything.

“I couldn’t really move when I crawled out of the car and had to rest. I heard someone calling me but I didn’t have the strength to respond,” said Idris, who suffered facial injuries and was admitted to the Kemaman Hospital for treatment.

> In a solemn ceremony attended by weeping relatives, a man in Fujian, China, “married” his dead girlfriend, Sinar Harian reported.

Quoting, the daily said the strange ceremony was solemnised between Zuang Huagui, 26, and the dead woman, Hu Zhou, 21, who was dressed in a wedding gown.

About 30 family members and friends attended the moving event, which saw the groom putting a ring on Hu’s finger and carrying his bride’s portrait.

She had been killed in a botched robbery at her house several days earlier. The couple were due to be married on Feb 4.

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