Newly-wed Kwok ‘owes’ everyone in HK ang pow


  • Nation
  • Monday, 19 Feb 2018

Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM and AMANDA YEAP

NEWLY-married Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok’s “promise” to give ang pows to the citizens of the entire region 24 years ago is haunting him now, reported Sin Chew Daily.

He was reported to have said this during a movie promotion in 1994. In front of rolling cameras, Kwok said that everyone in Hong Kong will receive “red envelopes” from him after he was married.

The 52-year-old Kwok wed Moka Fang, 30, last April. They welcomed a baby daughter later in September.

Many netizens commented that Kwok should live up to his promise, but some said that he probably has forgotten about it, or that “he probably did not expect Hong Kong’s population to swell to over seven million today”.

> Hong Kong power couple Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui spent Valentine’s Day together in hospital after the latter was struck with influenza, China Press reported.

Due to Hui’s condition, he also missed his family’s reunion dinner and Chinese New Year festivities.

Cheng said although her husband’s fever has subsided, his body temperature constantly fluctuated and his throat remained sore.

“There was no romantic candlelight dinner at the hospital when he could only eat noodles and soup with vegetables,” she said.

> A female security guard who was assaulted by a man received two ang pows in exchange for dropping her case against him, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The woman, who works at a condominium in Air Itam, Penang, had lodged a report against the man after she was assaulted by him for refusing to allow his guest to enter the condominium compound on Chinese New Year Eve.

The tenant abused the guard physically and verbally.

The incident was recorded by passers-by and the video was then uploaded on social media.

However, after the report was lodged, the tenant then met the woman again, this time with two ang pows in hand hoping that she would drop the case. She accepted.

The above articles are 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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