Compiled by YIMIE YONG, RASHVINJEET SINGH BEDI and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong actor Kenneth Ma has defended his actress girlfriend Jacqueline Wong, who was caught on video getting intimate with married singer Andy Hui in a taxi, Sin Chew Daily reported.
“I just want to say something on her behalf. She knew what she did was wrong. She actually wanted to speak to the media, but the company was worried that she might say the wrong thing as she was emotionally unstable,” he said.Ma said Wong, 30, was “young” and appealed to the media to give her space to deal with the matter.
Ma, 45, said he did not stay angry for long, though he did feel worried for the people implicated in the matter.
“I don’t wish for anyone to be hurt. As for myself, you don’t have to worry. I will focus on my work and continue filming,” he said.
Ma said he would not comment on Hui’s press conference, during which the latter expressed contrition and self-reproach for his indiscretion.
“I think no one on Earth except Mrs Hui (singer Sammi Cheng) has the right to comment on what he said,” he added.
The scandal has made headlines since Apple Daily broke the news on Tuesday with the release of the video, after which Hui, 51, called the press conference.
In another video published by the daily on Wednesday, Hui and Wong are seen exiting the taxi together for what is believed to be Wong’s home.
> The smell of belacan nearly landed a woman in hot soup after French police were alerted to what was thought to be the stench of a rotting corpse, China Press reported.In a tweet, a Malaysian named Zulfo said his friend’s wife living in France was grilling belacan in her apartment recently when police knocked on the door.
Her neighbours had reported an “unbearable stench”, which they thought came from a corpse.
> A dentist in Kuala Lumpur found maggots on a girl’s swollen upper lip, China Press also reported.
The dentist was checking a wound on the patient’s lip when he found maggots coming out of it.
The girl, who has cerebral palsy, was later sent to hospital where 16 maggots were removed.
The dentist, who shared his experience on Facebook, said it is believed that flies had laid eggs on the lip wound sustained by the girl, whose mobility is limited.
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.