Thursday November 9, 2006
Mr 105 marries Ms 22
LOVE knows no bounds, they say. So 22-year-old Ely Yurianti Rahman and 105-year-old Sudar Marto certainly lived up to the maxim, Harian Metro reported.
The two from Indonesia tied the knot recently at Kampung Permatang Duyong in Malacca after getting approval from the Syariah High Court.
Sudar, a permanent resident and Class B contractor, met Ely Yurianti in Jakarta a year ago. Initially, the young woman felt sorry for Sudar because he had to take care of his ailing 69-year-old wife, despite his own advanced age.
However, love blossomed and they decided to get married.
Sudar's first wife Fatemah Mat said she allowed her husband to take a wife young enough to be his great-grandchild only because she was unwell most of the time and was, therefore, unable to carry out her responsibilities as a wife.
I hope Ely Yurianti will take care of both of us, and so I gave my blessing to their marriage, she said, adding that if she was healthy she would never have allowed the marriage to take place.
The daily also reported that a 70-year-old grandmothers habit of stealing items at a shopping complex in Cheras was giving headaches to the security guards.
Despite being arrested by the police for committing similar offences, the grandmother, who has lost almost all her teeth, is undeterred.
She has continued to take items such as milk, sardines, vegetables and onions without paying.
The security guards, when asked about the matter, were not shocked but just fed-up with her ways, the daily said.
Kosmo! reported that popular singer Mawi had yet to meet representatives from the National Heart Institute (IJN) to settle the remaining debt arising from his late father's treatment.
His father Ani Ahmad was warded at IJN on May 2 due to heart complications and underwent three surgeries before he passed away on July 1 and Mawi had promised IJN representatives to discuss the matter.
IJN chief executive officer Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus said a discount on the bill could be considered based on the reasons provided but not because he was a well-known artiste.
Utusan Malaysia reported that workers at a rubber plantation near the Kota Tinggi waterfalls in Johor have claimed that Bigfoot entered the compound of their quarters at 9pm on Monday.
The claims were made after more than 20 footprints were found, which they believed belong to the creature because of the shape and size.