Compiled by LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE gorgeous wife of Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok uploaded their family picture as they celebrated his 53rd birthday over the weekend.
Sin Chew Daily reported that the photograph was posted on the Instagram of model-actress Moka Fang, which showed the couple with their daughter Chantelle and a birthday cake.
Apparently, this is the first “official picture” of the family of three since they announced the birth of Chantelle last year.
Kwok, the Cantopop king who was one of the most eligible bachelors around until he married Fang, 31, last year, said: “I feel that after getting married and having a child, I spend more time with my family compared to having gatherings with friends.”
He spoke of his heavy work commitments.
“I have very little time to even carry my daughter. I am very willing and more than happy to carry her when I have the chance.”
Now that he is a husband and father, Kwok said he wanted to do the best he could for his family.
> A 15-year-old Cambodian girl was “sold off” by her mother for US$1,000 (RM4,180) to a stranger who wanted to have a “virgin night” with her, China Press reported.
To help her impoverished family get by, she was also forced to work in a seedy karaoke.
“When the customers touch us, we have to act as if nothing happened. Otherwise, they will complain to our bosses,” she said.
She said each customer would tip her about US$10 (RM41.80).
“If we agree to sleep with them, we will earn more,” she said.
But she said this was not the life she wanted, adding she hoped to study at university one day and become an architect.
For now, she said it was hard for her to be in school as she would be treated differently.
Her mother admitted to beating her up if she did not do as instructed.
“We have no money to pay for rent. Although my daughter hates it, I will have to beat her and force her into selling her body,” she said.
“If not, I have no idea how to survive.”
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.