Monday February 4, 2013
Wives for hire in comfort of home
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by PATRICK LEE, NG SI HOOI and A. RAMAN
UNDER the front-page heading “Wives for hire”, Metro Ahad reported on women who offer massage services at home.
And whenever a customer calls at the house, the husband and children would stay in another room or in the kitchen until the job is done, the paper said.
It is understood that there is a mutual agreement between the wife and her husband that sex would not be on the menu.
Nevertheless, it is learned that some customers would not take no for an answer and desperate housewives, more often than not, would oblige.
The paper interviewed two women, Suraya, 40, and Maya, 29, who said they earned an average RM70 per massage session, “which helps to make ends meet”.
Some generous men even give them as much as RM120.
A reporter said he found out about the service through an Internet chat portal.
Suraya told the reporter: “It's better to do this at home. No need to share the takings with middlemen.”
She added: “My husband takes care of the children while I am at work.”
> A school teacher panicked when a frog hopped onto her lap while she was driving, lost control of her steering wheel and crashed her car into a tree.
The impact crushed her chest and killed her on the spot, Sinar Harian reported.
Moey Yin, 36, who teaches at the Chap Kuan Chinese primary school in Batu Arang, Selangor, was driving her two children home from the school when the incident occurred near a fishing pond along Jalan Kota Puteri at around 5.30pm on Friday.
Her critically-injured children, a girl aged nine and her eight-year-old brother, have been warded at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
One of them is reportedly in a coma while the other broke a leg.
The paper, quoting a police spokesman, reported that the boy had earlier told his mother that a frog had slipped into his shoe and leapt out.
At the school, the child and his friends tried to look for the frog but could not find it.
However, the frog unexpectedly emerged and hopped into Moey Yin's lap while she was driving home in the evening.
In a panic, she allegedly stepped on the accelerator and rammed into the tree.
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.