Compiled by MAZWIN NIK ANIS, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN
A 42-year-old Malaysian woman flew to Taiwan to look for her young Taiwanese Internet boyfriend, only to be stopped dead in her tracks on arrival by his possessive mother.
Sin Chew Daily reported that the mother of five, known only as Li, decided to go to Taipei recently to meet her 24-year-old boyfriend, whom she had been courting through the Internet for about a year.
On Saturday, when she arrived at the airport, the man was there waiting, but also with him was his mother who went on to berate Li.
“Do you know how old you are and how old my son is?” she shouted.
Li’s boyfriend, known only as Wu, then left the airport with his mother. With only NT$1,000 (about RM100), Li then sought help from the police and managed to get back to Malaysia the next day.
According to Li, she decided to go to Taiwan after Wu offered to help her get a job there.
Despite leaving her alone in the airport, Wu called her later and promised to look for her in Malaysia after he had saved enough money.
> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that a man left his 58-year-old mother, a stroke patient for 18 years, at a funeral parlour after his father who had been taking care of her was hospitalised.
Workers were shocked to discover the woman – dressed in burial clothes – still alive some five hours after being left at the funeral parlour in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Saturday.
The woman was admitted to the hospital for treatment and police managed to trace the 28-year-old man.
The son claimed that his 81-year-old father had asked him “to make arrangements” for his mother because he could no longer take care of her. He said he could not object to his father’s wish.
Found in translation 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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