Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Reader's Digest is a respected publication.. but....

Reader's Digest is no doubt a respected publication and i myself is an avid reader of Reader's Digest.

The publication was founded in 1922 in Chappaqua, New York, USA and today has reached 40 million readers worldwide in more than 70 countries, in 21 languages, making it the largest paid circulation magazine in the world.

It is also published in Braille, digital, audio, and a version in large type called Reader's Digest Large Print.

However this unpleasant things happened here as reported by the Malaysian news portal, The Star Online on Wednesday 6th July 2011.

JOHOR BARU, Malaysia : A technician's hopes of going on a free trip to Europe after winning a Reader's Digest competition were dashed when the magazine failed to award him the prize.

Zul Iskandar Kasan, 30, claimed he bought RM7,500 worth of books and CDs from the company a requirement to enter the competition.

“I received a letter from the magazine along with a catalogue asking me to order some of the items to win attractive prizes, including an all-expenses paid trip to Europe.

“I was lured by the attractive prizes and I bought the books and CDs to win them,” he told the Consumer Claims Tribunal here.

Zul Iskandar said he received several letters informing him that he had won a travel package to Europe, more than RM100,000 cash and other prizes.

“When I did not see my name printed in the magazine's winners' list, I tried calling them a few times demanding an explanation,” he said.

Tribunal president Siti Naaishah Hambali ordered Reader's Digest to refund RM6,600 to Zul Iskandar within 14 days of the award being served on Reader's Digest in Kuala Lumpur.


ben said...

i wonder what's RD's side of the story is

Malaysian Hollywood 2.0 said...

i myself received a lots of these things.... but i knew the trick sir... RD just wanna kasi laku their product.. mau subscribe etc

Rungitom said...

Whoa, since when Reader's Digest had gone that low?

Malaysian Hollywood 2.0 said...

Rungitom... i think this is a rare and isolated case....

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