Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, OH ING YEEN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A REAL estate agent in Kuala Lumpur was forced to flee from his captors naked after they assaulted and robbed him, China Press reported.
The agent had earlier met with a “client”, who with other accomplices beat him up and kept him captive.
He was also forced to withdraw RM10,000 from an ATM without his shirt.
While travelling in the car, the captors had stripped the agent of his pants and underwear to prevent him from escaping.
However, the man managed to escape and sought help from a nearby restaurant.
> The reporter who broke the story on K-pop star Jung Joon-young’s sex video scandal has donated her prize money to a foundation for comfort women, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Kang Kyung-yoon said she was four months’ pregnant with a baby girl when she received a tip-off about a chat group which shared videos of women having sex without their consent or knowledge.
“What I did not write in my article but made me sad was how a chat group member described one of the women as ‘sexually promiscuous’ and referred to her as a ‘comfort woman’.
“I was so shocked and could not sleep for three days. I was full of anger.
“I thought this was not only just a skewed perception towards sex but also an absurd take on the historical perspective,” she said.
The scandal snared many famous names in the K-pop industry, including Seungri of Big Bang, one of the biggest boy bands.
Both Seungri and Jung had since announced that they were quitting the entertainment industry.
Besides comments on comfort women, a sensitive topic in South Korea, a chat group member working overseas made racist comments about German women while another claimed that he fed his partners sleeping pills.
Comfort women were those forced to serve in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
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.