Malaysian man nearly faints with $218t phone bill

A Malaysian man nearly fainted when he received a $218-trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up within 10 days or face prosecution, a Malaysian newspaper reported.
An Associated Press report, quoting the New Straits Times, said Yahaya Wahab disconnected his late father's phone line in January after the latter died. He then settled the 84-ringgit ($23) bill.
But Telekom Malaysia later sent him an 806,400,000,000,000.01-ringgit ($218-trillion) bill for recent telephone calls, along with orders to settle within 10 days or face legal proceedings, the newspaper reported.
It was not clear whether the bill was a mistake, or if Yahaya's father's phone line was used illegally after his death, the report said.
A company official said Telekom Malaysia, the country's largest telecom company, was aware of Yahaya's case and would address it, the report said.