Worker returns $18,600 ring

Worker returns $18,600 ring
Hotel worker, Mr Khua Kung Thang, found a diamond ring belonging to a Singaporean guest and returned it. His honest act gained him recognition from the Hatten Hotel General Manager, Chuck Kassim and the guest who wrote in a review at TripAdvisor.

Some people might have been tempted by the bling, but not this honest housekeeper.

When Hatten Hotel Malacca worker Khua Kung Thang found a diamond ring worth RM48,000 ($18,600) left behind by a Singaporean woman, the 24-year-old did the right thing - he returned it.

The woman, who requested anonymity, stayed in the hotel at Jalan Merdeka, Malacca, for three days on a business trip.

Mr Khua, who is from Myanmar, was performing routine housekeeping duties when he spotted the diamond ring in the groove of a chair inside the hotel room.

Malaysian newspaper The Star said the woman did not realise that she had left her ring in the room when she checked out on Sunday.

Mr Khua, who has been working in the hotel for two months, placed the ring on the bedside table before informing his superiors of the find.

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