THE Brunei Government has limited lion dance performances during Chinese New Year to the first three days of the festival from Feb 19 to 21, reported Sin Chew Daily.
It also only allowed the performances to be held at the Teng Yun Temple, schools and residences of Chinese association members.
The temple is the sole Chinese temple in the sultanate.
There is also a time frame for the performances. They can only be held from 8am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 5.15pm on Feb 19 and Feb 21. As for Feb 20, which is a Friday, lion dance troupes can only perform from 2pm to 5.15pm.
> A motorist has died after he was beaten up by a group of men following a minor accident in Taman Bukit OUG, Kuala Lumpur, reported China Press.
Zhen Long Jie, 27, from Serdang, died during surgery to remove a blood clot a day after the attack.
On Sunday, at least eight men who are believed to be thugs attacked him after he crashed his car into a road divider at midnight.
The men, who berated Long Jie for driving too fast, beat him up but he managed to phone his younger brother, Long Feng, for help.
The victims lodged a police report but Long Jie did not go to the hospital immediately as he said he was too tired.
When he went to the hospital on Monday, doctors told Long Jie he needed surgery to remove a clot.
However, he succumbed to his injuries on the operating table.
Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Chong Kok Sin said police were investigating the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and were looking for the suspects.
> A waitress from a restaurant in Wuhan in China, swallowed a cockroach after a customer complained the insect was in their wantan soup, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
The customer, surnamed Zhang, had gone to the restaurant with her parents on Monday and ordered a wantan soup along with other dishes.
Zhang’s father, who was unhappy with the unapologetic manner of the waitress, said the restaurant should compensate them with 10 bowls.
When the waitress said it was impossible, the angry father then challenged her to eat the cockroach.
After hesitating, the waitress scooped up the cockroach with a spoon and swallowed it. Both parties did not pursue the matter after that.
> Found in translation 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 >, it denotes a separate news item.