Cooking oil reward for keeping streets clean

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 09 Jan 2019


A ROAD cleaning company from Xin Cheng District in Xi’an, China, has a unique way of discouraging smokers from discarding cigarette butts on the street – by rewarding them with cooking oil.

Sin Chew Daily reported that 600g of cigarette butts (about 2,000 cigarette butts) can be exchanged for a litre of cooking oil worth 15 yuan (RM8.98).

The ongoing campaign started on Dec 26 and 21kg of cigarette butts have been collected so far.

The cigarette butts are disposed of by the road cleaning company.

The campaign also sparked an online debate with most netizens supporting the move, while others wanted those caught throwing cigarette butts on the street to get heavier penalties.


> Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan pretended he did not know his son Jaycee Chan when asked about the latter’s relationship with Taiwan­ese musician and actress Ou-yang Nana, China Press reported.

According to Apple Daily, Taiwan­ese reporters spotted Jackie at the Sherwood Hotel Taipei and asked him about his son’s relationship, to which he replied: “Who is Jaycee?”

He then left the scene in a car, avoiding further questions

It was a rather uncharacteristic comment from Jackie since he had been asked about his son’s relationship with Ou-yang before and he seemed to approve of the romance.

The comment has given rise to a joke circulating online on whether Jackie will disown his son after disowning his daughter Etta Ng.


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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