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Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 8:13:19 AM
by winnie yeoh, martin carvalho, AND a. raman
MANY people sporting gang tattoos are seeking help to cover up or change the designs to avoid attracting police attention, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
Tattooist Tan Jui Kong, from Sungai Petani, said following the swift action by the police to combat violent crimes, business at his shop has improved.
“Most of my customers are active gang members but there are also those who had already quit the gang and did not want to be picked up by the police,” he added.
He said those who had gang tattoos were mainly “old timers” as new members would seldom want to have such tattoos on their body.
> The Taiwanese government has banned pre-schoolers from taking tuition classes in English, arithmetic, essay and other subjects which focused on memorisation and critical thinking, reported Sin Chew Daily.
According to media reports in Taiwan, its Cabinet approved an amendment to its Supplementary Education Act which stipulated that children below the age of six can only attend classes teaching rhythmic movements and arts.
The move is said to “protect” the mental well-being of the preschoolers.
Those violating the ban could face a NT$100,000 (RM10,700) to NT$500,000 (RM53,800) fine.
> China Press reported that Guang Ming Daily reporter Ang Kean Siang, who was assigned to cover the death of spiritual adviser Master Chou Kin Nam in Thailand, won a fortune after he dreamt of a man clad in white.
He said after he submitted an article on Saturday evening, he took a 30-minute nap outside the mourning hall.
During his nap, he dreamt of the man who asked him to remember the number “4123”.
“I then woke up but did not think much about it and went back to sleep. He then reappeared in my dream and again, he told me to remember the number.
“I then called my friend in Malaysia to help me bet on the number, which came up third prize,” he said.
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