Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that a woman from Xiamen in China has resorted to selling hugs on the street just to buy an Apple iPhone 5.
It said that the woman, whose name was not revealed, stood by the side of a busy road in the city on Monday and was holding a placard written with words “10 yuan (RM5) for a hug, to collect money for an iPhone 5”.
Her actions attracted curious onlookers and 10 minutes later, three people hugged her.
The paper reported that a man took a picture with her instead as he felt too shy to give her a hug.
The incident became a hot topic among Netizens on social networking site Weibo.
Some branded her as “a materialistic girl who would sell herself for luxurious pleasure''.
> The daily also reported that a picture of man urinating from the window of a public bus has gone viral on the Internet.
The picture was taken by a motorist who said that the bus passenger's urine nearly hit his car.
The photograph was later reposted online over a thousand times.
However, some Netizens defended the passenger's act.
They said that it could be that the bus was stuck in a traffic jam and the passenger could no longer hold his bladder.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that two families in the middle of funeral wakes had to move the coffins of their deceased after a fire broke out at a funeral parlour in Batu Pahat.
The 3.30pm incident on Wednesday saw the two families, who were holding wakes at two separate halls at the parlour, quickly pushed the coffins out to the roadside.
Others were seen busy saving prayer paraphernalia before the building was totally engulfed in flames, which were fanned by strong winds.
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 this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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