Slithery surprise for plantation owner


Compiled by C. ARUNO, JO TIMBUONG and R. ARAVINTHAN

AN oil palm plantation owner in Bahau, Negri Sembilan, was shocked to find two slumbering pythons while digging a drain on his land, China Press reported.

The owner, whose surname is Pan, found the two reptiles, both of which were more than three metres long, inside an unearthed tree trunk around noon on Tuesday.

He then called the Fire and Rescue Department, which promptly dispatched a team to help.

It took the firefighters as well as other employees at the plantation around 45 minutes to drag the snakes out of the tree trunk and into gunny sacks.

The pythons were later released at a nearby forest.

Eat, drink and be merry:  Leong is enjoying her feast before going on a diet to prepare for her sold-out concert in June. — AFPEat, drink and be merry: Leong is enjoying her feast before going on a diet to prepare for her sold-out concert in June. — AFP

> Despite the fact that she will be holding a big concert in less than two months, Malaysian singer Fish Leong admits that she is still eating to her heart’s content while on holiday at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung city, reported Sin Chew Daily.

“Don’t worry. There is still two months to go for me to get on a diet, ” she said.

The 42-year-old from Negri Sembilan was seen enjoying herself in Kaohsiung recently, having uploaded photos of many of the tourist spots she visited as well as the food she tried.

Leong, who is known as the Queen of Love Ballads, will be holding her first “202020 When We Talk About Love” concert at the Kaohsiung Arena on June 12.

It was reported that a total of 28,000 tickets for two of Leong’s earlier concert dates in December 2020 were sold out in less than eight minutes, raking in about T$81.2mil (RM11.8mil).



> A veterinarian from Taipei was shocked to find his Facebook profile picture stolen and used in more than 200 fake social media accounts, China Press reported.

The man was perplexed as to why he was receiving a slew of odd messages from women accusing him of cheating them and scamming them out of their money.

It later dawned on him that he had become a victim of identity theft and that his picture was used by organised scam rings.

The scammers would befriend women before starting a relationship with them and asking them for money.

Frustrated, the veterinarian made a public post explaining the issue and that he has been married for many years.

He added that he would never add strangers and the public should be aware of online scams.



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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