RM418 chicken rice meal for 16 – but it’s justified


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 31 Mar 2016

Expensive meal:The Teowchew chicken rice shop in Seremban.

Compiled by TEOH XIU JONG, ADRIAN CHAN and R.ARAVINTHAN

A RM418 meal of Teowchew chicken rice, consisting of chicken meat, innards, taugeh, rice and drinks eaten by a group of 16 diners in Seremban, has sparked a heated debate online, Sin Chew Daily reported.

One of the diners posted the meal’s receipt on his Facebook page, and it was shared more than 4,000 times in less than 24 hours.

When contacted, the restaurant operator conceded that their prices were commensurate with their food quality.

“Customers who appreciate it come back again and again,” she said, adding that they had been in business for 40 years and they used the best ingredients, including free-range chicken and Bentong ginger.

She even revealed that they had been investigated by the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry following complaints.

“But when they saw that we used premium-grade ingredients, they understood why our prices were high,” she said.

> After successfully evading an Internet banking scam, a man found himself an unwitting victim of money laundering, Sin Chew Daily also reported.

When he received a phone call claiming his credit card had been misused, the man, who was not named, unknowingly divulged his name and bank account number.

But he got suspicious and hung up when the caller requested that he make a fund transfer to an unknown bank account.

A week after that phone call, the man was shocked to find RM200,000 in his bank account.

He received another call soon from someone claiming to be a Bank Negara employee who instructed him to remit the money to another bank. He then lodged a police report.

The police concluded that though the culprits had not succeeded in their first attempt to cheat the man, they had obtained details of his bank account, which was used to cover their money-laundering trail, the daily reported.

Commercial Crime Investigation Depart-ment deputy director (cyber crime and multimedia) SAC Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said it was a form of the Macau scam.

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