Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A naked transgender, who created a sensation in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday, did not bring luck to some punters.
Many four-digit enthusiasts had hoped that the registration number of the Honda City car that the transgender danced on would hit the jackpot.
China Press reported that there were 4D draws that day and the registration numbers became the talk of town.
When the results were announced by the three lottery companies later that night, “7076” did not turn out as the winning number.
The transgender, said to be a Filipino national, was taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment and urine test.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that the Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China, had started a drive to get students to exercise.
For those who walked 20,000 steps a day using a special feature in the WeChat mobile phone app, they could get up to 25% discount on food served at the university’s canteen. If they walked 10,000 steps a day, they get a 10% discount.
The canteen operator, however, gave a 10% discount to some students who could only complete 5,000 steps a day as encouragement to do better.
> Taiwanese director Doze Niu is still being banned from leaving Taiwan over a sexual assault case he was allegedly involved in, reported Guang Ming Daily.
Niu was reportedly not happy with the Taipei local court’s decision on the ban, saying that the court did not give any reasons for extending it.
It was learnt that the director was filing a complaint through his lawyers over the decision.
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.