A restaurant set up in a livestock farm at Lubok Cina, Alor Gajah, has caused uneasiness among nearby villagers who are worried that it has become a somewhat sleazy dangdut club.
What was initially a family restaurant is now a place for the young and old to dance under dim lights until the wee hours of the morning, Harian Metro said.
“I have been told that there had been cases of people fighting over incidents such as men bringing other people's wives to the place, or elderly men being accompanied by young girls, or widows coming here to look for partners,” said Kampung Titian Bitanggor Village Development and Security Committee chairman Ahmad Bakar.
He said the committee had received complaints about scantily-clad bellydancers there, adding that this had caused unhappiness among diners who brought along their children.
“The villagers are concerned that the new trend could spark off immoral activities in the area,” he added.
> Sinar Harian reported that Datuk Sarimah Ahmad, a doyenne of Malay movies, has gradually recovered after three years of battling nose and brain cancer.
“I was diagnosed at stage four. The doctors then told me that I could last about three months. But I persevered,” said Sarimah, 69.
She spoke about taking care of her diet and exercising often, adding that she was also introduced to a type of supplement.
“I didn't mind the fact that I had to consume 16 pills, nine times daily. I merely wanted to work towards my recovery,” she said at a birthday reception organised for her by Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia.
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