Jack Ma plans to go back to teaching


  • Nation
  • Friday, 07 Sep 2018

Compiled by LIEW JIA XIAN, FATIMAH ZAINAL and R.ARAVINTHAN

ALIBABA executive chairman Jack Ma, a former teacher, is planning to make a return to the education sector, China Press reported.

He was quoted as saying that he did not rule out the possibility.

“Education can leave a very deep impact,” he said, adding that a forum on education on Sept 5 brought great benefit.

He said the participants shared their knowledge with other teachers who then “spread it out to thousands of students”.

“When I was starting Alibaba, education helped me a lot,” he said.

Ma said he liked to give talks and attend events.

“I will only attend events held by people who had helped me as I want to return the favour, and the other is for functions I pledged to attend,” he said.

> BTS’ new song IDOL, featuring Nicki Minaj, made its debut at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 on Sept 4, the same daily reported.

According to Billboard officials, IDOL is the second highest ranked K-Pop song on Billboard Hot 100, topped by Fake Love, which is also a song by BTS.

This song was in top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in June.

> It was also reported that Hong Kong actor-singer Jordan Chan was hit by his wife, Cherrie Ying, who had just given birth to their son, Jasper.

The actor was quoted as saying that he cried and stayed home the whole day.

He said he reported the matter to his father-in-law the next day.

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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