Wednesday August 15, 2012
‘Coffee’ that makes you bare all
Compiled by WONG PEK MEI, WINNIE YEOH and A. RAMAN
A COFFEE-flavoured beverage that makes its drinkers feel dizzy, hot and take off their clothes is making its rounds in night clubs in Hong Kong, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
Several girls, said the daily, had fallen victim to the drink, which came from mainland China.
The beverage was made from powder, which had several “stimulants” added to it.
The powder, named “coffee powder” for its similarity in smell, had also been marketed in Taiwan.
Each 100gm of sachet was reportedly sold for between HK$3,000 and HK$4,000 (RM1,230 and RM1,640) although some unscrupulous dealers would repack these into smaller packets.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that more Malaysian mechanics were being hired by Singaporean companies because they were more experienced.
A workshop manager, who wanted to be known as Chong, 47, said Singaporean youths did not want to venture into the industry as they found the job tough and its salary low.
He said hiring an experienced Malaysian mechanic would only cost about S$1,700 (RM4,250) compared to an inexperienced Singaporean, who would want between S$1,800 and S$2,000 (RM4,320 and RM5,000).
> China Press reported that three men had set up Malaysia's first website to coach men in methods to romantically pursue women.
The website, www.mpua.asia, which was mostly in Chinese, offered free courses to teach men in communication skills.
Besides the free courses, the site also offered a two-day, 18-hour module that would dwell deeper into boy-girl relationships for RM1,500.
The courses were only available for those aged 21 years and above while two of its founders, Pan Wen Wei, 30, and Choo Tian Song, 31, had spoken strongly against having one-night stands for men.
Other News & Views is 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.