Compiled by JO TIMBUONG, CHOW HOW BAN and R.ARAVINTHAN
RESTORAN Salim in Kota Kinabalu recently hosted its annual Chinese New Year party at its premises, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The grand celebration, including cultural performances, has been a main feature at the Indian Muslim restaurant for the past 19 years.
This year, the restaurant owner even roped in two lion dance troupes. The crowd was treated to free roti canai, teh tarik and other delicacies on Wednesday.
The report said restaurant owner Salim did not publicise the event, but locals and visitors frequented the restaurant as they do every year.
As the restaurant is a regular hangout for Chinese customers, Salim said he wanted to give back to the community by hosting a Chinese New Year do where all races could enjoy themselves.
He said he was planning to hold a grander celebration next year to mark 20 years of the restaurant being in business.
> Foreign prostitutes are learning local dialects to make more money, reported China Press.
Vietnamese and Indonesian women who did not know the dialects usually earned between RM80 and RM180 per session, compared to locals who could pocket RM300, said Selangor anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division staff officer Mohd Khaizam Ahmad.
He led a team that raided a hotel in Seri Kembangan on Thursday night, where eight foreign women and three local hotel workers were detained.
“We believe these women can make up to RM1,000 a day,” he added.
Among the items seized in the raid were RM3,315 in cash, condoms, towels and three remote controllers.
The police said the prostitution ring used the WeChat app to communicate with clients.
> Taiwanese pop star Wang Leehom will make Malaysia his first stop on his concert tour this year, reported Guang Ming Daily
Part of his ongoing Descendants of the Dragon 2060 world tour, the show will be held at Stadium Merdeka on March 16.
The tour has already hit major cities such as Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Singapore.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.
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