Nuan Nuan the subject of fake news


  • Nation
  • Monday, 15 Jul 2019

Bearer of fake news: Nuan Nuan at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas in Dujiangyan.

Compiled by C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN  

GIANT panda Nuan Nuan, born in Zoo Negara in 2015, has become the subject of fake news in China with a report claiming that it was returned to Sichuan because Malaysia could not afford to feed an extra panda. According to Sin Chew Daily, the fake report was circulated on cyberspace and had insinuated that Malaysia was unable to fork out the resources to keep a panda which was picky about its eating habits as it would only feed on young bamboo shoots imported from China.

In actual fact, Nuan Nuan was returned to China in 2017 as per an agreement between China and Malaysia.

Nuan Nuan’s parents are Xing Xing and Liang Liang. Both pandas were loaned to Malaysia in 2014 to commemorate 40 years of bilateral ties with China.

The report was also debunked by piyao.sina.cn, a Chinese website dedicated to fighting fake news.

 

> Married singer Andy Hui, who was caught cuddling a 30-year-old actress in April, was heckled during his wife Sammi Cheng’s concert on Saturday, China Press reported.

Fans at the concert, who noticed his arrival, jeered and booed at him as he entered the performance hall in Hong Kong.

Hui, 52, was however not seen among the audience. It is believed that he was backstage.

Prior to this, there was talk that he would appear on stage for his wife’s #FOLLOWMi tour but this did not turn out to be true.

Cheng, 46, appeared to have made a reference to her husband’s affair during her performance. She was adorned with “tears” made of crystals when she sang Pain.

As she took off the crystals, she said: “If anything were to happen to you which left you hurt all over your body, after the pain, your love will be the best in the world!”

Hui’s dalliance at the back of a taxi was caught on video and leaked to the Hong Kong media.

 

> Hong Kong actress Alice Chan, 45, has found new love following her failed marriage seven years ago, Sin Chew Daily reported.

She was seen accompanying her six-footer boyfriend Dr Aldous Chan, who attended a medical conference recently.

Both divorcees, they apparently met during the opening of a medical cosmetology centre.

Alice spoke about her new beau with the media, saying that they got to know each other about a year ago but started dating a few months ago.

“We are still trying to understand each other. I hope the public will give us our space. Thank you everyone!”

?  The above article 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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