MAJOR Chinese broadsheets devoted more space to the illicit affair of Singapore’s most successful film-maker Jack Neo and a 22-year-old model.
Most gave front-page coverage while Sin Chew Daily even put the story on its centrespread.
According to the dailies, model Wendy Chong met Neo when she was given a role in Money No Enough 2 some two years ago.
The “couple” had sex in Neo’s car a month later.
“After that, he carefully checked the car for any strands of hair and adjusted the seat back to its position,’’ said Chong.
She added that her instinct told her that Neo had done such an act many times.
She said they had sex twice a week, either at her home or in his car.
Neo’s extra-marital affair was exposed after Chong went to his home and demanded to talk to his wife Irene Kng on Friday.
She chose to do so as she suspected Neo had cheated on her.
A “table-talk” which involved Chong’s family and Neo’s friends, was held at a hotel restaurant.
While on his way, Neo answered a telephone call from a reporter.
When he realised that the media had got wind of the affair, he told the reporter: “That’s the end of my career.’’
“I have no intention of destroying anyone. I believe he really loves me but for what had happened, I do not think our relationship could carry on anymore,’’ Chong said.
The 50-year-old film director-actor regretted what he had done and apologised to his wife as well as the model’s father.
Neo and his family moved to stay at a hotel to avoid being “disturbed” by others.
The couple has four children, aged between six and 19.
> China Press reported that Macanese gambling mogul Stanley Ho was discharged on Saturday after spending more than seven months in the Hong Kong Sana-torium and Hospital.
It is learnt that his medical bill came up to about HK$200mil (RM86mil).
The 88-year-old billionaire was admitted after developing a stroke following his fall in his fourth mistress’ home last year.
His family had hired seven private nurses to take care of him and set up a mini-ICU at his home in Repulse Bay.
> 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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