Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong actor Simon Yam’s management company has told netizens not to believe a viral message allegedly sent by him requesting financial assistance, China Press reported.
The company said the message was a scam to take advantage of an incident where Yam was stabbed in the stomach during a promotional event in China’s Zhongshan city in southern Guangdong province.
The message stated that Yam did not have his wallet with him and sought help from fans to raise 100,000 yuan (RM59,716) for an operation.
The management company said Yam was being treated in the hospital with the help of the provincial government.
“We will take care of Yam and hope the public will not believe the message,” added the company.
> The bubble tea craze in Japan has reached a new level.
Sin Chew Daily reported that a pharmaceutical company in Tokyo is set to launch a bubble tea flavour menthol lip balm.
Called “Melty Cream Lip”, the new flavour is set to be launched tomorrow.
When applied, it melts on body temperature and coats the user’s lips with the sweet taste of bubble tea.
The pharmaceutical company is also introducing a chocolate mint flavour lip balm and expects both products to be well received by customers.
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.
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