Compiled by HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
FORMER Mr Hong Kong contestant Flow Leung caused a stir when he claimed that actress Jacqueline Wong and her beau, actor Kenneth Ma, were merely a “screen couple”, Sin Chew Daily reported.
“How many celebrity couples are real?” asked the 33-year-old personal trainer as he waded into the scandal that broke last Tuesday when Hong Kong Apple Daily published a video of Wong and married singer Andy Hui smooching in a taxi.
Leung also reckoned that a lot of men tried to gain sympathy from women by using a troubled marriage as an excuse.
He said that based on netizens’ comments, Wong was accused of two mistakes – she did not end her relationship with Ma before starting another and she did not wait for Hui to divorce his wife, singer Sammi Cheng.
And he again asked: “Do you really believe that many ‘screen couples’ are real?”
> Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Gary Chaw admitted that he once thought of walking out on his marriage with his Taiwanese wife Wu Su-ling, Guang Ming Daily reported.
Chaw said there were past issues with his relationship but they had been resolved.
“The most important thing to me now is my family,” he said in an interview.
“I can leave everything behind but I can never lose my family.”
Meanwhile, Chaw is set to release an album titled Gary Chaw Super Junior next month.
One of the numbers, Summer Holiday, features his son.
“I did not plan to involve Joe in the song, but it lacked something. I decided to include his vocals,” he added.
> A study in South Korea has found that women are more willing than men to divorce their partners.
Oriental Daily reported that a survey by the Korea Institute of Health and Social Sciences on 1,140 unmarried men and 1,324 unmarried women, aged between 20 and 44, revealed that if a marital conflict could not be resolved, 80.9% of the women would opt for divorce compared to only 64.5% of men.
The findings also showed that couples resorting to divorce increased to 4.1% and 6.6%, respectively, since 2015.
Also, more women than men thought it was unimportant to get married while 69.2% of single women said staying single was better.
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.