Compiled by NURBAITI HAMDAN, GAN PEI LING and R.ARAVINTHAN
FEMALE pop singer G.E.M. Tang has been voted as the most-hated celebrity for the second year in a row by netizens in Hong Kong.
Sin Chew Daily reported that the 25-year-old artiste had been criticised for her “terrible fashion taste”.
They also felt that it was premature of her to shoot a biographical film at her age.
In an online poll conducted by Hong Kong-based King Jer Entertainment, Tang received 15,297 votes. Female singer and TVB actress Jinny Ng, 24, who became pregnant before marriage, was placed second with 9,640 votes.
In third place for a second year in a row is comedy director Wong Jing, well-known for directing movies such as the God of Gamblers and From Vegas to Macau which starred Chow Yun-Fat.
Wong received 9,177 votes from netizens who were critical of his films.
Others placed in the top 10 included actress and former Miss Hong Kong Grace Chan for her poor acting skills and TVB actor Wong Cho-lam and singer William Choo for their pro-mainland China sentiments.
> A multi-racial group of neighbours came together to rescue a cat trapped by an electronic gate in Shah Alam, Sin Chew Daily reported.
One of them, known only as Nazri, recorded the entire “rescue mission” and posted it on Facebook.
He had earlier noticed the cat trapped between the gates opposite his house at Section 9 on Monday afternoon and sent out a message on the neighbourhood WhatsApp chat group.
Nazri said he also dialed 999 but the residents decided not to wait for the firefighters to arrive as the cat looked like it was dying.
One woman held an umbrella over the cat while several others spent 30 minutes to remove one of the gates to free the cat under the hot sun.
Nazri said he was proud to see the 1Malaysia spirit displayed by his neighbours to save the cat.
He took the cat to the UPM Veterinary Hospital in Serdang for treatment.
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