Midas or King Midas (in Greek Μίδας) is popularly remembered for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold: the Midas touch. He bears some relation to the historical Mita, king of the Mushki in Western Anatolia in the later 8th century BC.
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The robbery that happened at a goldsmith in Kuala Terengganu on the 9th was something interesting. It was reported that 4 Arab guys robbed the goldsmith after confusing the owner and workers by just touching their shoulders! They got away with almost RM1 million worth of jewellery. I'd say they got the Midas Touch!
Quoted from the BERNAMA
KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- Four men and a woman, believed to be Arabs, "tapped" their way to almost RM1 million worth of jewellery at a goldsmith shop near the Payang market here on Wednesday.
They had come to the shop at about 2pm on the pretext of buying jewellery but each time they looked at some jewellery they would tap the shoulders of everyone present in the shop, making them confused and not knowing what was going on, said shopowner Zakaria Yusoff, 46.
He said in one of these instances, when he was helpless, two of the Arab men entered a room and removed three bags containing jewellery which he had just brought from Kuala Lumpur, and all of them fled in a Proton Perdana car.
He said his brother-in-law chased them on a motorcycle but lost them.
Zakaria said he, his wife and brother-in-law were attending to five customers when the five foreigners entered the shop, and he asked his wife and brother-in-law to attend to them.
"It was strange that whenever they looked at some jewellery, they would tap the shoulders of everyone present in the shop, making them confused and not knowing what was going on," he told reporters.
Kuala Terengganu police chief ACP Zamri Shamsuddin confirmed the robbery, and asked witnesses to contact any police station.
SOURCE : BERNAMA