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Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | MYT 10:51 AM

Upset that smartphone couldn't be fixed, drug addict torches house


> Drug addict torches ancestral home over faulty smartphone
A man was so upset that his smartphone could not be fixed that he burnt down the ancestral home of his late mother in Miri, Kuching. Some 20 tenants living there lost their belongings due to the 27-year-old man's irresponsible action. According to the suspect's father, the man was unemployed and had sold many items from the house to feed his drug habit.

> His family's sole breadwinner at 12
Twelve-year-old Baharudin Buhari, who is preparing to sit for the UPSR next month, was forced to become his family's sole breadwinner after the death of his stepfather in May. Every day after school, he can be seen selling kuih around Sungai Isap village in Kuantan, no matter the weather, to earn money to support his sick mother and six siblings. Baharudin, the third child in the family, has to shoulder the responsibility as both his elder siblings have disabilities.

> Photographer in semi-nude 'wedding' shoot willing to made public apology
The photographer in charge of shooting a pair of semi-naked "newlyweds" is willing to make a public apology if his photos have offended the people. On Tuesday, the team had their statements recorded in a police station in Ipoh. The photographer also urged netizens to stop attacking the two models as they were merely carrying out their work. Previously, it was reported that photographs of the skimpily-dressed models walking about near a bank in Ipoh in broad daylight caused a stir on social media.

> After being busted for drugs, Taiwanese star Kai Ko expected to be released soon
Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko is expected to be released by the Chinese authorities on Thursday or Friday after he was detained when he tested positive for marijuana, according to his manager. Earlier, Kai Ko was detained in Beijing together with Hong Kong artiste Jaycee Chan, the son of international superstar Jackie Chan. Kai Ko is expected to hold a press conference to apologise to the public.


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