Clash between lekor and laksa sellers sends ingredients flying

Compiled by C. ARUNO and JO TIMBUONG

A FOOD fight broke out between a keropok lekor trader and a laksa seller in Kajang, Selangor, costing the latter a whole lot of ingredients, Kosmo! reported.

The clash started with the owner of the keropok lekor stall being unhappy with the laksa trader opening a stall too close to hers.

The keropok lekor trader then tipped over several containers of laksa ingredients to the ground, according to the report.

A video of the incident, which is believed to have happened in a business area in Taman Koperasi LLN, went viral and drew the ire of viewers.

Many wondered why the keropok lekor seller was upset with the laksa trader’s presence as they sold different foods.

It is understood that the keropok lekor seller has since apologised to the laksa seller, who had lodged a police report on the incident.

> A labourer has been sheltering his family in his late grandmother’s old hut while he strives to eke out a living during the national lockdown, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Mohd Kamarul Azam has lived in the hut his grandmother used for her Quran recitals with his wife and two children for four years after moving out of his mother’s crowded house.

“The hut is as big as two bedrooms and it is enough for my family. We don’t want to be a burden to my other relatives,” he said.

However, the hut lacks proper toilet facilities and he relies on a connection from his mother’s house for electricity.

Mohd Kamarul would like to provide his family with comfortable dwellings but said his earnings have been halted by the lockdown.

He used to earn about RM200 a week building houses and is now desperately seeking other job opportunities.

> Acting offers may be sparse during the lockdown but this hasn’t stopped actress Amyra Rosli from rejecting offers that come her way, Berita Harian reported.

The 29-year-old said she decided to put her career on hold as the number of Covid-19 cases was still high and she had heard of fellow actors becoming infected.

Amyra said she had finished shooting a film in May with 25 other actors and a few of them such as Nora Danish and Reen Rahim later tested positive for Covid-19.

“I was with them shooting a scene at a cafe and when Nora announced she tested positive, my husband and I went for a swab test and distanced ourselves from our children. We were quarantined for 10 days and Alhamdulillah, we were free of the virus,” she said.

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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