SOME restaurants and coffee shops operating at industrial zones in remote areas in the country are offering prostitutes to foreign workers, reported Sin Chew Daily.
The operators of these restaurants and coffee shops would hire waitresses who in turn would also offer the “special service”.
Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) principal assistant director Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said that such services were uncovered during raids at these outlets.
He also said the customers could “take out” the waitresses after their meal for activities including sex for a fee of RM100 to RM150 for each service.
> A brazen hotel worker threatened to rape a female customer if she did not submit to his demands for sex, reported China Press.
The incident happened when the woman, in her 40s, who is a director of a company in Johor, put up at the hotel in Petaling Jaya.
The worker had obtained her phone number when she checked in and started to call her but the calls went unanswered as she was in a meeting.
However, when she returned to the hotel, the man called again and asked for sex but she hung up.
She then received a text message from the man who threatened to barge into her room and rape her if she did not open her door.
The woman then lodged a police report which led to the arrest of a 24-year-old suspect.
> A Singaporean woman who suffered from edema thought she was under a spell after she consumed a drink mixed with burnt talisman paper instead of taking medicine, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
Ang Siew Hwa, 47, who weighed some 200kg, had been suffering from acute edema since the beginning of this year.
Her husband Oh Poh Soon, 51, said she only went to consult their family doctor and not a specialist.
He alleged that two days before she was found dead at their home on Saturday morning, Ang had claimed that she saw a relative and a stranger in their home.
Oh then brought her to a temple where the medium gave her a few pieces of talisman paper which she burned and consumed with water.
She had then stopped taking the medicine for edema.
On a related matter, Oh said they had to order a custom-made coffin for Ang as she was overweight. She had to be buried instead of cremated as Singapore’s incinerators cannot accommodate extra large coffins.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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