Friday February 22, 2013
Man renovates wrong house
By NG SI HOOI, JASON YU and A. RAMAN
A MAN spent about RM94,000 to renovate his new house only to discover, after all the works had been completed, that he had renovated the wrong house, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Gui Li Zong and his family, who were celebrating Chinese New Year in the house, were shocked when the actual owner of the house showed up in Chongqing, China.
“Why are you staying here? I bought this house in 2011,” the owner told Gui.
The owner even showed Gui the contract. Only then did Gui realise he had renovated the wrong house.
“I viewed the house twice before I signed the contract.
“The property agent showed me this particular unit,” Gui said, adding that he only put up the house number after the renovation work had been completed.
Gui then checked with the agent but the person-in-charge denied that she had showed Gui the wrong unit.
The home owner also refused to exchange his house for Gui's unit.
> A group of women in Bentong complained that China dolls had ruined their families and hoped that the relevant authorities would look into the problem.
One of them said that her 53-year-old husband moved in with a woman from China six months ago and refused to come back.
“Some of my friends also faced the same predicament. They even threatened to commit suicide but their husbands still refused to come back,” she said.
Another woman said her unmarried uncle, who is in his 50s, always asked for money from his elderly mother to support his girlfriend from China and this had caused a dispute among his siblings.
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