Tuesday February 19, 2013
23-year-old ditches groom to run away with jobless man
OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS
Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, BEH YUEN HUI and A. RAMAN
PARENTS of a 23-year-old bride from Penang were left embarrassed and in a lurch when their daughter failed to turn up at her wedding last Friday despite guests turning up for the ceremony, reported Kosmo!.
To add to the family's embarrassment, the woman was said to have eloped with her new lover three days before her marriage.
The father of the bride from Taman Perkara, Nibong Tebal, said the family was forced to go ahead with the wedding reception minus the bride and groom as invitations were sent out and food had already been ordered for the event.
“It was so embarrassing for us as a family,” he said.
He said his daughter, a former factory worker, was believed to have eloped with the jobless man, who was living nearby, on Wednesday at about 10am after asking her younger sister to drop her off at a main road near their home.
“She told my younger daughter she wanted to meet a friend from Taman Pelangi,” he said, adding that the elder daughter, who was clad in a red blouse and jeans, had not been in contact since.
The girl's mother said her daughter did not show any sign of wanting to elope with another man just prior to the wedding ceremony.
“She seemed earnest in getting married. Their marriage was based on mutual feelings for each other as they have been engaged for the past three years,” she added.
The parents lodged a police report on Friday as they fear for the safety of their daughter.
> Too spicy to handle. This is what a 28-year-old man from Kuala Sungga in Alor Gajah, Malacca found out when he was attacked with a sickle by his twin brother over a plate of fried rice, reported Harian Metro.
The incident was said to have happened last Saturday at about 8.30pm when the victim was preparing fried rice for dinner.
It was reported that his brother entered the kitchen at that time, saying he was hungry before scooping a plate of rice for himself.
“Later, I heard him complaining outside that it was too spicy,” he said.
He said he ignored his brother's rantings and went to the hall to talk to his 27-year-old brother-in-law.
He claimed his brother approached him to continue complaining about the spicy fried rice before attacking him. The man, a plumber, was rushed to Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban by his brother-in-law.
Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Umar Ali Saifuddin Shaharuddin said police were on the hunt for the suspect, who had since gone into hiding.
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