Compiled by C. ARUNO, JUNAID IBRAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
A RESTAURANT in Kuantan, Pahang, allows customers to pay any amount they can afford for a meal, reported Harian Metro.
Dapur Infaq Ummah founder Badrul Jamili Kamaruddin said he opened the eatery four years ago with the intention of helping the needy, including poor students.
“All profits gained will be used for charity to care for vulnerable groups.
“We distribute about 300 packs of food to the underprivileged community in Jalan Wong Ah Jang and Jalan Pasar three times a week,” he added.
Badrul said his customers were free to eat all they could at the premises and put whatever amount of money into the cashbox or pay through a mobile app.
The restaurant, which opens from 8am to 11am daily except for Sundays, offers bread with chicken or lamb curry, nasi lemak and a variety of other dishes, he added.
> A senior citizen believed a bomoh (shaman) could make her husband’s illnesses disappear, but the only thing that vanished was her money, Kosmo! reported.
Known only as Kak Cik, the woman from Sungai Petani, Kedah said she was duped into paying more than RM4,000 to a bomoh to chase away the “evil spirits” in her husband’s body and cure his sickness.
But her husband did not show any signs of recovery after two sessions, she added.
Kak Cik, in her 60s, said her husband kept throwing up and was suffering from a stomach ache after he was discharged from a private hospital, where he was earlier admitted for diabetes and hypertension.
As his condition deteriorated, a friend suggested he seek treatment from a bomoh, she said.
“The bomoh claimed that there were two ‘jins’ (spirits) in my husband’s body,” she said, adding she paid the bomoh RM3,670, which she got from her children and their in-laws.
A week later, Kak Cik said the bomoh called her husband to return for follow-up treatment that was supposed to be free of charge.
But when the second ritual was completed, the bomoh demanded RM777 from the couple.
Despite all that, her husband continues to suffer from his condition.
The above articles are 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.