Compiled by R.ARAVINTHAN, CRYSTAL CHIAM SHIYING and AMALINA AKASHAH
A TRADER has been enjoying brisk business since introducing “prison rice”, or nasi kaku, at his restaurant in Pekan Cina, Alor Setar, China Press reported.
Nasi kaku is packed curry rice with a choice of fried chicken, fried fish or squid.
The daily reported that the 200 packets of nasi kaku prepared on selected days would be sold out within 30 minutes.
The 33-year-old businessman said kaku is “prison” in Hokkien.
Since his restaurant is located near the old Alor Setar prison,
He decided to name the dish nasi kaku.
“We want the rice to be affordable. A packet costs RM5 or RM6, depending on the main dish,” he added.
> The same daily also reported that a toddler died a day after he choked on a longan.
The three-year-old, from a long house in Pasai Siong in Sibu, Sara-wak, was eating longan with a group of children in the corridor on Tuesday evening.
The daily quoted sources as saying that the boy’s grandmother and aunt were busy in the house while his father was away on the farm at the time.
The other children screamed when the toddler started choking on the fruit and the father rushed him to the hospital. He passed away the following day.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.