> Maya Karin has RM8mil in assets
Local celebrity Maya Karin Roelcke has successfully invested in properties locally and overseas which are now reportedly worth RM8mil. She first started property investment in 2003 with the purchase of a shoplot and apartment using only RM150,000. The award-winning actress and singer nw reportedly owns eight properties, including one in London and two in Malaysia. Her overall assets have already exceeded RM8mil and almost half her annual income comes from rental returns. "One of the reasons I invested in properties is because housing is a necessity and we often read about veteran artists who do not have their own homes. I thought if something happens, at least I have a home for shelter," she told Bisnes Metro.
> Chinese national allegedly paid RM1.3mil for MyKad and M’sian passport
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) raided a hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Sunday night and arrested three individuals for MyKad and passport forgery. The trio were reportedly in the midst of processing a new MyKad for their client, a man from China. Two of the suspects had access to the National Registration Department's MyKad issuance system, while another female suspect is believed to be an agent for foreign workers. The Chinese businessman had purportedly paid close to RM1.3mil for the forged documents. "The syndicate was going through fingerprint verification when they were raided," a source said. It was reported that investigations found that the syndicate could even prepare the MyKad for the client's "parents" to back up the fake identity.
> Tiger bites off toddler's forearm
The right forearm of a two-year-old boy was bitten off by a white tiger during a vsit to a zoo in Sichuan, China. The boy, who was accompanied by three adults, had placed his hand in the cage when he saw the tiger on Saturday afternoon, according to a report in Kwong Wah Yit Poh. He was rushed to hospital and an operation was carried out to reattach the severed limb.
> Man throws bricks and paint on neighbours’ houses and cars
A 38-year-old man allegedly threw bricks and paint on the houses and cars in Taman Pontian Jaya recently, Guang Ming Daily reported. The victims claimed they did not know the suspect, who stayed with his mother in the same residential area. The man would also carry a parang and wander around the area in the wee hours, they complained. Even though the suspect’s mother had been told about his behaviour, she was unable to stop him. Residents, who had sought the help of Tanjong Piai MP Wee Jeck Seng, were hoping the police would take action against the suspect.