Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, YIMIE YONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
A 27-YEAR-OLD cafe operator was beaten up by three people who took offence to a remark he made at a pub in Kuala Lumpur, Guang Ming Daily reported.
The report stated that the victim was celebrating his friend’s birthday at the pub when he was introduced to another group of patrons.
He tried to toast with one of the patrons but his offer was turned down. He then said: “If you do not know how to drink, then just go home first!”
The patron then hit the victim on the face with a glass.
Two other patrons followed up with punches that left the victim needing stitches on his face and head.
The report stated that those involved in the fight were arrested by police.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a social media post on the Givenchy jacket worn by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s son on board a flight during their overseas holiday caused a stir on the Internet.
In his post, former Nibong Tebal MP Dennis Tan said: “It was no big deal to take a flight on economy class or wear an expensive jacket on board the flight. The question is that if your son could afford a jacket that costs a thousand pounds, should he help out the DAP member who is selling the party magazine in his slippers and old clothes?”
People were also asking if the jacket worn by Clint Lim really cost £887 (RM4,700) as listed in some websites.
DAP’s former Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi tweeted that he did not mind flying long haul on economy from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne.
“Just get me that Givenchy track jacket,” he added.
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.