Compiled by C. ARUNO, JOE TIMBUONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
A BOY got himself into deep trouble after he fabricated his own kidnapping for coming home late to avoid his mother’s wrath.
The 12-year-old boy’s lie to his mother was uncovered after she insisted on lodging a kidnap report at the Kuala Nerus police station.
According to Kosmo!, police are now thinking of charging the boy with making a false police report.
Earlier, the boy told his mother he was grabbed and bundled into a white van on his way home after the futsal game with his friends in Marang.
He told his mother he managed to fend off his captors and then hid in an empty house about 200m from their home.
State deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said the boy was 30 minutes late returning home.
He said police received two similar reports in the past.
> The Melaka Religious Department (Jaim) will relocate old graves in a bid to stop occult practices, Sinar Harian reported.
This came about after the Kampung Melaka Pindah community representative council chairman Alias Nayan claimed occult practitioners conducted rites at old graves.
Jaim director Azhan Md Samat said the old graves would be exhumed and moved to more suitable locations.
> Despite the fuss among fans of movie producer Datuk A. Aida on her fourth divorce, she is calm and taking things easy.
She described it as fated and having no luck in marital bliss.
“As a woman, of course, I had hoped for a happy and long marriage but what can I do when it doesn’t work out for me,” she told Utusan Malaysia.
Aida said a loving husband would make it all complete.
“I don’t need a man with money. All I need is someone who will love me and my family unconditionally,” she said.
The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.