Tuesday August 12, 2008
Young collectors with fetish for obscene dolls
PORNOGRAPHIC dolls, which can cost up to RM200 each, have flooded the local market and are being snapped up by well-off young collectors.
Harian Metro reported that collecting these dolls was a hobby to some, especially children from wealthy homes, according to the Home Ministry Quranic text control division central enforcement unit head Mohd Rizal Abidin.
The dolls were being sold in shopping malls in the Klang Valley.
“The traders told us that most of these dolls are popular with teenagers who bought them for their own private collection, or as gifts for their friends.
“Action has to be taken as such pornographic dolls affect society’s moral values,” he said after raiding several premises which sold such dolls in Bukit Bintang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Brickfields since last Monday.
Mohd Rizal said they confiscated 114 dolls valued at about RM10,000.
Octogenarian weds after month-long romance
> Berita Harian reported that age and fences are no barriers to finding love.
Ismail Mansoor, 84, a long-time resident of a Muslim Old Folks Home in Kepala Batas found a life partner in Siti Sarah Abdullah, 63, who is a Transit Home resident located next door.
The couple tied the knot on Sunday after meeting for the first time about a month ago.
Ismail, who had been married three times before, said it did not take him long to decide on making Siti Sarah his wife as he found himself irresistibly drawn to her from the start.
“Maybe this is what ‘love at first sight’ is, and that’s why we decided to get married.”
Siti Sarah, from George Town, had just moved into the home a month earlier when she found her heart fluttering after her first meeting with Ismail. This is her first marriage.
“I like him because he’s friendly, responsible and very caring,” she said.
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