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Published: Friday February 21, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday February 21, 2014 MYT 8:04:06 AM

Billionaires invest RM76mil in plant-based chicken eggs

Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing. - AFP

Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing. - AFP

ASIA’s richest man Li Ka-Shing and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang have invested US$23mil (RM76mil) in a California-based company that produces artificial chicken eggs, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The company, Hampton Creek Foods, is producing the artificial eggs using ingredients from 12 types of plants.

It was reported that Li had personally tasted the artificial eggs — they were fried — and found that they tasted like the real stuff.

He said that the product would meet the needs of a “more efficient, more environmentally-friendly and better quality” food choice with the rise of the global population.

Hampton Creek Foods chief executive officer and founder Josh Tetrick said he did not know who Li was when they first negotiated the business deal until he “Googled” him on the Internet.

> China Press reported that a man in his 30s raped his two sisters, in their 20s, at their home in Kuala Lumpur.

It was reported that the man snuck into his sisters’ room at about 8am on Sunday at their home in Ampang and hit them in order to subdue them before he raped them.

He later warned them against telling anyone about the incident but the sisters told their family about it and lodged a police report.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah confirmed the man’s arrest.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that an Indonesian farm worker in Simunjan, Sarawak, fought off a crocodile that had bitten him on the leg by repeatedly hitting the reptile’s eyes.

The 41-year-old farm worker, known only as Saiful, was bathing at a river bank at about 8pm on Monday when the 2m-long reptile bit his leg and pulled him towards the river.

He hit the crocodile’s eyes for about 10 minutes before the reptile gave up and swam away.

Saiful was later sent to the hospital for treatment.

 

Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

Tags / Keywords: Family & Community, chinese views

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