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Blade enthusiast takes advantage of the public interest

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Compiled by LIEW JIA XIAN, GERARD GIMINO and R. ARAVINTHAN

HIS fascination with blades has become a new source of income for Abd Gahaffar Awang, Kosmo! reported.

The 55-year-old Johorean bought a cleaver from a blacksmith in Perak during the movement control order in early 2020.

“I bought the cleaver for RM500 and uploaded a picture of it on social media, and some people expressed interest in buying it from me.

“From there, I bought more in the hope of reselling them.

“I would also occasionally buy blades without supports, with the supports then being specially ordered from manufacturers in Ulu Tiram, Johor,” he said.

Abd Gahaffar, who quit his job in 2006, said he also tried various other ventures to earn income before becoming a motivational speaker in 2010.

“The MCO, however, stopped all physical programs, which forced me and my colleagues to find other ways to earn a living,” he added.

He said apart from cleavers, he also bought machetes and axes which would be resold through social media, adding that he was able to sell at least five to six items a month.

Currently, he has between 150 and 200 blades worth between RM100 and RM800 each.

> The daily also reported that actor and entrepreneur Aeril Zafrel has refuted criticism that he flaunted an excessively wealthy and quiet lifestyle on social media.

This follows a recent incident in which Aeril posted a video that went viral, showing him paying for a steak costing RM10,000 at Salt Bae restaurant in London, England.

“A steak that costs RM5,289.07 (£1,000) in the UK is actually normal for locals. In fact, it’s our low exchange rates that make it seem extravagant,” he claimed.

He added that the hefty bill of RM10,000 also included hidden charges, resulting from the owner Nusret Gokce, popularly known as Salt Bae, making his salt nuggets and cutting the meat for Aeril’s table. .

“I expected the price of our meal to be between RM7,000 and RM8,000, but I was surprised when it was over RM10,000.

“To be honest, it’s not easy to dine at this restaurant either. It would be an even bigger mess if I passed up the chance to meet Salt Bae face to face,” he said.

The actor also said that he wouldn’t hesitate to dine at this restaurant again whenever he travels abroad in the future, adding that his recent trip to Europe should also not be looked down upon. close because it had been more than two years since his last trip abroad.

● The above article is compiled from vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). Thus, the stories are grouped according to the respective language/media. When a paragraph begins with this sign ‘>’, it designates a distinct short story.