Compiled by BEH YUEN HUI, NURBAITI HAMDAN AND A.RAMAN
A WOMAN burned her husband’s mistress to death before consuming poison and stabbing herself with a knife in China’s Kunming city, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
According to recordings from street surveillance cameras, the 40-something woman, identified only as Shi, trailed the other woman to a coffee shop where both of them ended up fighting last Saturday.
Shi threw chilli powder at her nemesis and doused her with petrol before igniting a flame.
After burning the victim, who was in her 30s, Shi swallowed weedkiller and stabbed herself a few times with a knife.
Police said Shi, who once worked as a kitchen helper, has been hospitalised and is fighting for her life.
It was learnt that Shi was kicked out of her home after the mistress moved in and changed the locks.
> The daily also reported that Malaysian singer-songwriter Penny Tai (pic), 36, would tie the knot with her Taiwanese boyfriend this year.
Revealing her wedding plans during an after-party at Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards, the Taiwan-based celebrity said they had not decided on the wedding venue.
“I am not sure whether the wedding ceremony will be held in Malaysia or elsewhere. But we will register our marriage this year,” she said.
She said she would discuss matters with her parents when she returns home for a holiday later this month.
> China Press reported that Hong Kong star Karen Mok had no plans to become a mother.
The 44-year-old singer-actress, who married her boyfriend Johannes Natterer in 2011, said she still had many things to do in life.
“I would rather enjoy the freedom. I do not wish to get pregnant,” she added.
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.