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Cafe owner provides jobs for hearing-impaired


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 7 Jun 2017

Enterprising effort: Teh (right) using sign language to communicate with his staff at his cafe.

Enterprising effort: Teh (right) using sign language to communicate with his staff at his cafe.

A VEGETARIAN cafe in Ipoh, Perak, is run by 11 deaf employees, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Cafe operator Jacqie Teh decided to hire the hearing-impaired as he felt that they were no different from other people.

Teh, who set up the Vegan Delights Cafe nine months ago, said his cafe uses a self-ordering system where customers just marked their orders on a list before handing it to the staff.

Teh’s employees are from Ipoh, Taiping and Kedah.

He has also hired three other employees including a head chef to help communicate with customers where necessary.

Teh hoped more organisations would employ the deaf.

> A man in Hangzhou, China, was recorded appearing to push his elderly mother to the floor before dragging her inside their house, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.

The video clip was widely shared on social media recently.

According to police, the man got angry when his mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, almost fell while she was trying to climb over a railing.

The woman was not seriously injured and is now staying with her daughter, they added.

Police also warned the man not to ill-treat his mother but take good care of her instead.

> Guang Ming Daily reported that Etta Ng, the daughter of former beauty queen Elaine Ng and action star Jackie Chan, was discharged from hospital recently.

The 17-year-old has gone home with her mother, it added.

Elaine was quoted as saying that she would settle their problems as soon as possible.

In March, Etta had lodged a police report accusing her 44-year-old mother of criminal intimidation before leaving for a holiday in Thailand.

After returning from her holiday in April, Etta was admitted to hospital in Hong Kong.

●  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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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