MALAYSIANS can apply for visas at the office of China’s consulate-general in Penang beginning June 30, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.
Wu Jun, China’s consul-general to Penang, made the announcement in George Town on Sunday.
The daily reported that those in the northern region need not travel to Kuala Lumpur or pay travel agencies to apply for the Chinese visas for them since the Penang consulate-general’s office could handle the applications.
> China Press reported a woman from Johor Baru went missing after she stepped out of the house to wait for her grandson, who was returning from school, during a heavy downpour around 6pm on Sunday.
Sources said the grandson, who was returning home in a school bus, saw her waiting for him with an umbrella as the bus was reaching the area. However, he did not see his grandmother when he alighted from the bus.
Her family members searched for her around the area immediately but could not find her.
A police report has been lodged.
> The daily also reported that Taiwanese pop star Ella Chen would be returning to the stage after taking a two-month break.
The 36-year-old singer, who is married to Malaysian businessman Alvin Lai, took a break after she delivered a baby boy in April.
Lai wrote on social media that it was very hard for Chen to leave their son and return to work.
Chen, a member of the girl group S.H.E, married Lai in Melaka in 2012.
> Speculation is rife that Chinese actress Zhou Xun’s marriage has hit the rocks, Guang Ming Daily reported.
The 42-year-old artiste married Chinese-American actor Archie David Kao, 48, three years ago.
Zhou did not comment on the speculation when she attended the Shanghai International Film Festival recently.
> 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.