Jackie Chan turns media shy


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

Actor Jackie Chan poses on the red carpet during the 2017 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) Hong Kong gala at Shaw Studios in Hong Kong on March 25, 2017.. / AFP PHOTO / Jayne Russell

Compiled by NG SI HOOI, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM and R. ARAVINTHAN

ACTION star Jackie Chan (pic) is reportedly avoiding the media after news broke that his ex-lover has been detained by police in Hong Kong, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Many reporters were trying to get a comment from him after former Hong Kong beauty queen Elaine Ng Yi-lei was detained over criminal intimidation of their 17-year-old daughter.

Outside a charity function, Chan told reporters that he would talk to the media in a while as he entered the venue.

But the reporters waited for two hours and he did not come out.

According to the newspapers, this was the second time the daughter has set the police on her mother.

The first was in 2015 when Etta Ng accused her mother of physically abusing her.

> An elderly man received three stitches on his head after he was hit by a smartphone a toddler dropped from the 15th floor of a building, reported Guang Ming Daily.

The two-year-old threw the smartphone out the window of an apartment in Wuhan, China, on March 24.

The man was on the ground and had just finished shopping at a nearby market.

The boy’s mother is looking after the man in hospital.

> A woman is fuming mad that her undergarments, hung outside her house at Kampung Perting in Pahang, have been stolen three times in recent months.

China Press reported that the most recent incident was at about 3pm on Saturday.

The woman, identified only as Yang, said the thief only took her underwear. The other clothes on the drying line were not touched.

> Hong Kong singer Aaron Kwok said he hopes to get everyone’s blessings following talk that he is planning to marry his 28-year-old girlfriend, Moka Fang, reported China Press.

Approached by the media on the speculation, Kwok said he would make an announcement if he was getting married. “I am already 51 years old. I hope to get blessings from everyone.”

In 2015, Kwok announced to the media that he was dating Fang. It was the first time he had openly acknowledged having a girlfriend.

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