AN 11-year-old boy from Lahat, Perak, drowned while trying to retrieve a ball from a sewage treatment pond, Tamil Nesan reported.
A MALAYSIAN woman who was about to give birth at a hospital in Melbourne won A$40,000 (RM120,000) for trying her luck at a televised contest, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
CELEBRITY Nor Neelofa Mohd Noor (pic) has denied that she is back in a relationship with her former boyfriend Datuk Hans Isaac, reported Utusan Malaysia and Harian Metro.
MORE than 1,000 urumee melam (drum) artistes will play together during a festival in July in Kuala Lumpur as part of an effort to set a new Guinness World Record, Malaysia Nanban reported.
TAIWANESE singer Elva Hsiao, who has not produced an album in four years, is rumoured to be ill, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
ACTRESS Raja Ilya (pic) has been offered an acting role in an American production, Harian Metro reported.
SOME 15 Indian families in Simpang Ampat, Perak, have urged the state government to approve their longstanding applications to convert the status of their land lots, Makkal Osai reported.
TAIWANESE supermodel-turned-actress Lin Chi-ling is said to be tying the knot with actor Jerry Yan soon, reported Sin Chew Daily.
WITH the general election nearing, the sale of tudung or headscarves bearing the logo and colour of political parties is taking off online, reported Harian Metro.
MICHAEL Wong, an entertainment veteran of over 20 years in the industry, held his maiden concert in Japan – a first for a Malaysian, reported China Press.