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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Addicts attempt looting after blaze

SEVERAL drug addicts tried to turn looters after firemen put out a blaze at a commercial area in Pandamaran, Klang, China Press reports.

The drug addicts were said to have even tried to remove a refrigerator from the scene on Sunday night.

Villagers managed to chase them away but the addicts came back later, the report stated.

Six shops were gutted in the fire.

> Guang Ming Daily reports that a couple in Inner Mongolia had to make a very painful decision on which of their twin baby boys should be sent for a heart operation.

Both infants were born with a heart ailment but the parents only managed to raise enough money from public donations for one of them to receive treatment.

So the couple drew lots to decide who should go under the knife first, and it was the elder twin who was sent to a hospital in Shanghai, the report stated.

The public stepped in to help after news of the infants’ plight was circulated on social media.

> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reports that Taiwanese actor Chu Ke-liang has died of liver cancer at the age of 70.

The popular comedian died at the National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei at 5.08am on Monday.

Chu, who was known for his distinctive hairstyle dubbed “toilet lid”, had been receiving treatment at the hospital over the past few weeks.

He was married four times and is survived by two sons and three daughters. His second daughter, Jeannie Hsieh, is a popular actress.

  • 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.

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