Rozita: I was cheated of RM50,000
POPULAR actress Rozita Che Wan admitted to being cheated of RM50,000 by a businessman “Datuk” over plans to come up with a perfume a year ago, Harian Metro reported.
Rozita, popularly known as Che Ta, said the same businessman also recently cheated actor Aeril Zafrel and actress Wawa Zainal.
“I thought that I was the only one being conned. It turned out that both Aeril and Wawa were also cheated. However, I did not lodge any police report because there was no written agreement between us.
“I have asked the businessman many times to return my money but there was no response from him,” she said, adding that she had never been cheated out of so much money before.
“I hope he receives his comeuppance from God. I lost RM50,000 but God will replenish my fortune,” she said, adding that the businessman had a luxurious lifestyle.
She said she had kept all evidence of her payments to the businessman.
>The daily also reported that cockles, which used to be the cheapest among all seafood, are now getting more expensive, to the point that they are being dubbed “rich men’s food”, reported Harian Metro.
A check in markets around Sentul and Selayang showed that very few traders were selling cockles. Those that did were selling the seafood at very high prices.
Some traders were selling Grade C cockles for between RM9 and RM14 per kg while those sold without shells were going for between RM20 and RM26.90 per kg.
At the Selayang wet market, the prices were slightly cheaper, at between RM10 and RM12 per kg for Grade A, between RM7 and RM8 per kg for Grade B and RM3 per kg for Grade C.
Fisheries Department’s researcher Dr Alias Man said the increase in price was linked to reduced production over the past few years.
“The reduction in the rate of production of cockles is not only happening in Selangor. It involves the entire country’s coast,” he said.
Deal gone sour: Rozita during the launch of her perfume.