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Tuesday February 19, 2008

Former football player held over nude pictures


A FORMER state footballer has been arrested for possessing nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend, reported Sin Chew Daily.  

The daily said the man, in his 20s, was nabbed in his house in Kuching on Saturday night. Police recovered the images from his handphone. 

The man had earlier sent SMSes to her former girlfriend, saying he would circulate the pictures if she did not pay up a certain amount of money. The girl in her 20s, however, made a police report. 

It is believed that the man had sent the SMSes after the girl’s parents objected to their year-old relationship.  

A police spokesman said other than the pictures, police also recovered pictures of the girl in compromising positions. 

This, according to the police, contradicted the victim’s report that she was raped and forced to strip.  

Bets on the Penang chief ministership  

CHINA Press reported that several illegal bookies in Penang are in talks to come up with identical betting odds when they take bets on the Penang chief ministership. 

It is learnt that Gerakan secretary-general Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye was the overwhelming favourite to win the “race” followed by party vice-president Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan.  

Other News & Views 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 sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.

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