CHINA’S new ambassador said he hoped Malaysia would encourage local farmers to plant different varieties of durian rather than complaining about the high price of the “King of Fruit”, major Chinese dailies reported.
Bai Tian said this during a welcome dinner organised by four Chinese guilds and associations, including The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, on Monday.
He said Malaysians should look at the high demand for durian positively and spur farmers to plant more to earn revenue.Bai said China would continue to import more of Malaysian products, including frozen durian, palm oil and bird nests.
He added that he was checking on the possibility of importing whole durian fruits rather than only the flesh from Malaysia.
> Guang Ming Daily reported of a 21-year-old woman from Ipoh, Perak, who tried to make a quick buck by sending her nude photos to a man she met through a work-related chat group.
The suspect, whom the victim had never met in person, offered her RM12,000 for the pictures.
He promised to delete the photos three days after receiving them.
On Dec 1, the victim sent him 30 photos. However, she did not get the money. Instead, he blackmailed her by threatening to upload the photod on social media unless she paid him RM5,000.
The victim decided to tell her family members and employer about the threat. She also sought the help of Perak MCA Public Complaints and Services bureau and a press conference was called on Monday.
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