Residents lodge reports over bills


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 May 2003

MALAYSIA Nanban highlighted complaints by Teluk Intan residents who received bills and legal notices from telecommunications firms for services they did not subscribe to. 

They had lodged police reports and were urging the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to act. 

One of the victims, P. Kumaran, 45, said a group of youths had approached him several months ago with an offer of a free handphone. He said they convinced him to provide his personal particulars. 

“However, they did not show up for some time after that and now I get this bill for RM264.96 followed by a legal notice to settle the bill within one week,” the daily quoted Kumaran, who is also Kampung Pisang MIC branch chairman. 

The daily said others had lodged similar police reports. 

Malaysia Nanban also highlighted the first batch of 24 Hindu couples who completed a marriage course by MIC’s Social Strategic Foundation at Port Dickson recently. 

The foundation’s managing director, Dr Dennison Jeyasuria, said the two-day course stressed the importance of religion, tolerance and a healthy sex life. 

Tamil Nesan reported a break-in at a Bidor, Perak sundry shop where thieves stayed in the shop for two days, helping themselves to packed food, biscuits and liquor before carting away goods and cash. 

The daily said Batang Padang OCPD Wee Beng Kee confirmed that the police had arrested 11 youths, including secondary school students, in connection with the case.  

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