Tourists claim scuba diving instructor groped them


TWO women from Shenzhen, China, claimed they were groped by their scuba diving instructor during their visit to Semporna, Sabah, last month.

China Press reported that the two tourists were introduced to the di­­ving instructor by a local travel agency.

When they were in the water, one of the tourists said the instructor kept holding her hand and then touched her back, as shown in a video and photos posted on the Sina Weibo social media site.

The other tourist experienced si­­milar harassment, saying the instructor groped her private parts.

After returning to the shore, the two reported the incident to the travel agency, which carried out an investigation.

Both parties decided to settle the matter with compensation amounting to RM3,000.

After returning to China three days ago, both victims claimed they had yet to receive the money.


> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Malaysia ranked 19th among 73 nations with 78.8 points in a survey on electronic commerce and payment facilities.

Conducted in collaboration with GEAR, the Economic Intelligence Unit and Visa, the survey assessed users of electronic payment platforms worldwide based on seven requirements, including the level of consumer-to-government and business-to-government infrastructures.Topping the survey was Norway, which scored 89.7 points, followed by France (89.4 points) and Den­mark (88.8 points).


> Guang Ming Daily reported that the daughter of renowned Chinese writer Bing Xin is selling more than 50,000 books in her bookstore at lower prices.

The bookstore is located in the basement of a building at the Beijing Normal University.

The university had given retired lecturer Wu Qing, 81, until next Saturday to vacate the store.

Wu has since gone on social media to advertise her collection of books, saying she was willing to sell them for a discount.


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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