WOMEN from China have invaded Taiping to take up jobs as short-term mistresses, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The daily said the women, here on tourist visas, would hook up with the local men for a month, following which they would go separate ways.
The women, from Fujian and Guangzhou, would also work as part-time guest relations officers to earn extra income when their husbands were not around, it said.
The daily also quoted Chinese educationist Dong Zong chairman Quek Suan Hiang as urging the Government to concentrate on retaining local brains instead of calling on Malaysian graduates working overseas to return home.
He said that there were weaknesses when admitting students into local universities.
It is due to this weakness that the country is losing out on the local brains to other countries, he said.
Jiao Zongs chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said all Government departments should work together to ensure the call by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was achieved.
China Press reported that syndicates were moving into condominiums to operate their illicit activities in an attempt to avoid detection.
Internal Security deputy minister Chia Kwang Chye was quoted by the daily that police would take action against management corporations and developers of condominiums if the premises were found to be involved in illegal activities.
Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the Chang Min Thien Education Fund would give out interest-free loans totalling RM3mil this year to needy students.
The daily said a committee had been formed to screen applicants. For details, visit www.mca.org.my
Dong Jiao Zong, political leaders and undergraduates hoped that the fund would also be open to independent school students.