Tuesday January 8, 2013
Food outlet in the soup
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by TERENCE TOH, WINNIE YEOH and A. RAMAN
A RESTAURANT in Kuala Lumpur provided an extra “dish” on its menu but it did not go down well with the authorities who called at the place.
The outlet in Jalan Pudu offered China dolls to its male customers, Berita Harian reported.
A Sunday night raid netted six women from China, all in their 30s, who were alleged to have given sexual services to these customers. Three of the women did not have valid travelling documents.
The vice den was believed to have been operating behind the facade of the restaurant for several months.
> A father who stopped a cobra from attacking his six-year-old son was bitten by the snake at their home in Kampung Sungai Bayu in Semanggol, Perak.
Md Noor Mahat, 47, told Harian Metro the incident occurred while he was playing with his son, Alif Haikal, in the living room of their house after returning from Friday prayers.
Describing the cobra as a “baby snake” that was not much bigger than a man's finger, Md Noor said he saw it crawling from under a sofa towards the child.
“I had only time to clasp Haikal,” he said, adding that the snake then struck at him.
Neighbours sent him to a nearby government clinic.
He was later transferred to the Taiping Hospital.
> Twenty passengers of a double-decker tour bus narrowly escaped a fiery death when flames engulfed the vehicle along the North-South Expressway, near Bukit Berapit in Perak.
They were travelling from Johor Baru to Haadyai in Thailand when the incident occurred at Km231.4 of the highway at about 1.20pm on Sunday, Kosmo! reported.
Kuala Kangsar Fire and Rescue Senior Officer II Shamsudin Abd Karim said the bus driver had stopped in time by the side of the road after realising something was wrong with his vehicle.
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 this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.