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Beware of 'Bolly' hunks

THEY are handsome, suave and can give Bollywood hunks a run for their money.

The foreign workers in Kuala Terengganu have become “hot” property that the women there are allegedly making a beeline for them.

This infatuation has come at a price, though. Malaysian officials are worried because one-night stands between foreign workers, most of them Bollywood-lookalikes, and the local women are on the rise.

Even though the officials did not provide any statistics to back up the claim, they  feel that such meeting will have serious consequences for the girls, The Star  reported.
State welfare, community development and women affairs committee chairman  Ashaari Idris told the Malaysian daily: “There are cases of local girls having rendezvous with foreigners whom they had just met because they looked like Hindi (movie) ‘heroes’.

“We are concerned over the welfare of our girls who could get pregnant and be  abandoned when the foreign workers return to their countries.”

Mr Ashaari cautioned the women to be wary of such “Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik  Roshan wannabes”, as they don’t have anything to lose.

He added that local women easily fall for the foreign workers because of their  looks without thinking about the repercussions.

Describing the foreign workers as “Bollywood Romeos”, Mr Ashaari said some of  the local girls confessed during a fact-finding mission by his officers that they were infatuated with the Bangladeshis due to their romantic and suave ways, not just their good looks.

He said the local girls should consider the consequences of their intimate  relationship with the foreigners, including complications in registering the father’s name if a child was born.

The state government would also be burdened if they followed their lovers back to  Bangladesh as it would have to spend time and resources to bring them home.

Mr Ashaari said the issue should be addressed immediately although cases of  local women having affairs with foreigners may not have reached a serious level.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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