SOUTH Korean megastar Psy received a death threat via SMS a day before his performance in Penang, reported Sin Chew Daily.
It quoted state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi as saying that Psy's manager forwarded an SMS to him that someone would go to the Penang International Airport and the hotel to stop the singer from performing.
Security was tightened for Psy and 11 police personnel were deployed, he said, adding that investigations were ongoing to trace the culprit who sent the SMS.
Psy performed at the state Barisan Nasional Chinese New Year open house at Han Chiang High School field on Feb 11.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a man in Nanjing, China, slapped his future son-in-law after mistakenly thinking that he was cheating on his daughter.
The incident occurred after the 29-year-old known only as Meng complained to her parents that her boyfriend, aged 33, was suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Meng's father went to his future son-in-law's house and slapped him.
The boyfriend's parents fought back and the scuffle turned violent forcing policemen to intervene.
> China Press reported that Hong Kong supermodel Chrissie Chau was seen going to a hotel where Taiwanese singer-cum-dancer Show Lo was staying.
The 28-year-old model refuted rumours that they were in a relationship. She said she went to the hotel at midnight to meet a female friend. It was reported that Lo, dubbed Asia's Dance King, stayed at the hotel during his concert in Hong Kong.
Both Chau and Lo know each other as they starred in Stephen Chow's latest movie Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons.
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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