Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, THO XIN YI and R. ARAVINTHAN
SCAMMERS are using social media to cheat college students on the pretext of recruiting them as escorts, Oriental Daily reported.
They put up advertisements on Facebook and WeChat, calling for handsome young guys and beautiful girls to be guest relations officers.
A lucrative income of between RM8,000 and RM15,000 was promised.
However, the scammers would ask for “admin charges” or a deposit from those who registered their interest, and once the money was transferred, the scammers would disappear and become uncontactable.
A spokesman from Bukit Aman’s Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies division advised the public not to fall for such tactics.
> Stamps featuring the working dog were snapped up by philatelists from all races within an hour on Thursday, according to Sin Chew Daily.
The special series by Pos Malaysia Bhd attracted stamp collectors who queued up before dawn.
A Malay enthusiast, identified as Nurul, said she was not put off by the stamps although canines are a sensitive topic for the Malay community.
“I know the Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year. It is very interesting.
“I hope to understand more about other cultures from stamps,” she said, adding the series would educate the public on the contributions of dogs.
The stamp series, themed “Animals with Various Special Roles – Working Dogs” featured detector dogs, protection dogs and guide dogs.
Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog in Chinese culture.
The above articles are 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.