Cat lover conned out of RM20,000 to ‘online importer’


  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Oct 2017

Compiled by NG SI HOOI, ROYCE TAN and R. ARAVINTHAN 

A FELINE lover paid almost RM20,000 for two animals to an online cat “importer” who has since disappeared with her money, reported Metro Ahad.

The 32-year-old woman, who was identified as Mimi, ordered the Persian and Scottish Fold cats through WhatsApp and email.

The seller promised to deliver the cats within 30 days but this did not materialise.

Mimi tried but failed to contact the seller and the website has also been taken down.

She lodged a police report and a complaint with a consumer rights association.

> There are 21,950 patients waiting for organ transplants, Mingguan Malaysia reported.

It quoted Health Ministry Medical Development Division director Datuk Dr Azman Abu Bakar as saying this high number was due to the lack of awareness by the public which is still at a worrying level.

As of January this year, there was a total of 383,173 registered organ donors and this is a small number compared with Malaysia’s population, said Dr Azman.

> Mingguan Malaysia also reported that actor Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan is paying less attention to his health after his wife died following heart surgery complications last November.

He said his wife, Datin Hashimah Mad Ehsan, used to organise everything for him including his food, his water intake and medicines.

“Nowadays, I sometimes have my breakfast in the afternoon and I would feel bloated. And I am not as fit as before so it’s easy to fall sick,” the veteran actor said at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Jalaluddin, 63, was warded after he collapsed at the Islamic Arts Museum car park last Monday.

He managed to contact his daughter Nurul Aini, who called an ambulance. He said the doctor told him his balance was affected by vertigo.

Jalaluddin cannot wait to be discharged so that he can get back to work.

“I have just finished filming XX-Ray 3 and I’m also involved in a theatre play called Bahara Emas soon,” he said.

The play will be held from Oct 19 to Oct 22 in conjunction with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Com-mission’s 50th anniversary.

The above article 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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