TAIWANESE pop star Ella Chen will be spending Chinese New Year with her in-laws in Malacca, reported China Press.
Chen, who married Malaccan Alvin Lai in May, is expected to arrive in Malacca on the first day of Chinese New Year on Sunday after performing in China a day before.
Her fans are already buzzing with excitement after it was reported that her itinerary might include visits around the old city.
However, this will not be Chen's first visit to her in-laws during Chinese New Year as she also spent the festive occasion with them last year.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that Miss Singapore Universe 2006, Genecia Luo, 30, had received obscene text messages and was threatened with having a mutilated cat thrown in front of her house.
In the messages, the sender “Richard” had written that he and his friend “sincerely would like to enjoy Luo's body if can?”
“If can't, we will find time to mutilate a cat and put outside your place or burn your place to let you see we are not joking. We know where you stay. I know one day we can enjoy your body I can promise,” the messages read.
Luo's mother, known only as Lim, 55, said the beauty queen received the messages on Monday but only told the family the following day.
Lim said they had lodged a police report in an effort to highlight the matter.
After they approached Singapore's daily Lianhe Wanbao for help, the reporter also received a similar message from the same number.
However, when the reporter tried to pursue the matter further, “Richard” did not reply.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that renowned Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao or Kao Ling-feng had signed an agreement to refuse treatment for leukaemia at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and discharged himself.
It was reported that although Kao had gone through three chemotherapy sessions with the latest one some two weeks ago, doctors still detected cancer cells.
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 > sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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