Japanese singer Gackt has made himself at home in KL


Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, THO XIN YI and R. ARAVINTHAN

JAPANESE artiste Gackt (pic), who has made Malaysia his home for the past five years, said he fell in love with Kuala Lumpur at first sight.

According to Sin Chew Daily, the Japanese media said the 43-year-old singer and actor described the capital as “clean and close to nature”.

Gackt moved to Kuala Lumpur because the chilly weather back home aggravated his back injury. The report said his mansion was located in a luxury residential area.

However, his new home caused many Japanese to wonder if Gackt moved to Malaysia to evade tax because of his previous scandal.

The report added that Gackt opened a South-East Asia investment and real estate company in Malaysia with some friends.

When reporters visited his company, a female staff member said Gackt was rarely there.

> A Singaporean tourist was nab­bed in Miri, Sarawak, for running topless on Sunday, the daily added.

Police apprehended the woman after the public alerted them. She was taken to Miri Hospital.

When police questioned the woman, who is in her 40s, she said she was only doing her daily exercise and was used to running topless when she lived in Britain.

Her Caucasian husband, however, told police the woman had mental illness. Police did not press charges against the woman but issued her a warning.

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.
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