Youth tells FB, not police, about hanged man


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013

A YOUTH who found the body of an elderly man hanged from a tree beside a road in Ipoh posted what he saw on Facebook instead of lodging a police report, wrote China Press.

He commented that there was a xian yu (salted fish) a colloquial meaning for a dead body in Chinese at around noon on June 22.

The remark attracted many comments from his friends, who even indicated that they “liked” the posting, but nobody lodged a police report.

It was believed that the man had committed suicide because he could no longer bear the pain of his illness.

Ipoh deputy OCPD Supt Anuar Othman urged the public to lodge a police report instead of discussing such matters on Facebook.


> Kwong Wah Jit Poh reported that Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Penny Tai was planning to take a one-year break from the entertainment industry.

She disclosed that she was planning to pursue some courses overseas together with her Taiwanese boyfriend.


> China Press reported that a woman in Xiaxi, China, had a rude shock when she found out that her left kidney was missing after a routine medical check-up.

In disbelief, Zhang Qing, 26, then underwent medical examinations, including an ultrasound, at four other hospitals. However, the results were the same her left kidney was gone.

Zhang said she suspected that the hospital, where she underwent surgery after a road accident in 2004 to remove her spleen, had also taken her kidney.

However, the hospital denied this.

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