Don’t buy tickets from scalpers to avoid heartbreak


Compiled by MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN, BEH YUEN HUI and R. ARAVINTHAN

CONCERT goers have been warned to stop purchasing tickets from scalpers to avoid falling into fake ticket scams, Sin Chew Daily reported.

As of May 29 this year, police have received a total of 35 complaints of cheating in the resale of concert tickets.

Federal police Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the complaints involved losses totalling over RM110,800.

It was reported that the concerts concerned were of, among others, Taiwanese singers Jay Chou and Wu Bai, Cantopop stars Eason Chan and Jacky Cheung, Korean groups Blackpink and EXO as well as Coldplay.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a notice posted by Hainan Airlines to ground its overweight stewardess has sparked controversy with many people condemning the strict weight management policy.

According to the company, those exceeding the “standard weight” by 10% would be suspended while those who were overweight by between 5% and 10% would be given 30 days to lose the unwanted fat.

It was reported that a simple formula to determine the ideal weight (in kg) of a flight attendant is by using one’s height (in cm) minus 110.

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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