Beware of bogus recruiters for Idol


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 May 2005

Other News & ViewsCompiled by DALILAH IBRAHIM, CELESTE FONG and T. PERIASAMY

THE festive mood of the Malaysian Idol road show, to audition talents for its second season, was marred by certain parties taking advantage of the event to sign up temporary workers from among those who came for the tryouts, Berita Harian reported. 

This was stated by 8TV business development manager Lam Swee Kim, who was quoted by the paper as advising the public, especially the youngsters, to be wary of such opportunists who claim to represent the station. 

The job offers were purportedly for the Malaysian Idol and other activities carried out by the station. 

It denied that it had authorised or hired any agency to recruit temporary workers for either the Kuala Lumpur leg of the auditions or during the finals in late September. 

Advising the public to be wary of individuals who approach them with such offers, Lam said they should ask these so-called 8TV representatives to show their staff identification cards or authorisation letter first. 

On another matter, Utusan Malaysia warned consumers to be wary of beauty products offered by salons, as many of these products are not registered with the Health Ministry’s drug control authority. 

The paper quoted the ministry’s pharmacy services director Datuk Che Mohd Zin Che Awang as saying that most of the vitamin products used by the salons and many private clinics had not been verified by the authority and were likely to be harmful. 

Among the popular ones currently are Vitamin C and Vitamin C plus collagen injections, sheep placenta injections and others that are purportedly manufactured by famous pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland. 

“The fact is, these products were manufactured by other parties that had acted irresponsibly,” said Che Mohd Zin. 

Kosmo! reported that two robbers armed with a parang carried away a barrel of fried chicken, along with RM2,200 in cash from a KFC outlet in Bandar Baru Nilai in Negri Sembilan on Monday. 

It said six employees and a couple with their grandchild were at the restaurant during the 10.40am incident.  

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