Boy turns to binge eating after quitting ciggies

ARDI Rizal, the Indonesian boy who caught world attention in 2011 for smoking 40 cigarettes a day at the age of two, has dropped the deadly habit for another pastime – binge eating.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the five-year-old quit smoking with the help of a government agency.

The report said he now drank three bottles of milk a day along with other meals.

If he was not fed enough, he would hit his head against the wall until his parents gave in – the same “tactic” he used earlier when they refused to give him cigarettes.

> Sin Chew Daily reported that the wife of former Peking University Assoc Prof Yu Wanli, who impregnated Singaporean PhD student Wang Jing, had offered to help look after the child.

But Wang, 32, said Yu’s wife wanted to negotiate the terms, which included giving up her rights to the child, which she rejected.

In an interview, Wang revealed that Yu persuaded his wife to call her after the incident came to light.

She said the wife also requested the university to arrange for a meeting but she declined.

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