Crocodile charges at reporter in Melaka


Compiled by NAZREEN IZAHAR, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN

A REPORTER from China Press had a close shave with a 4m-long crocodile while trying to take pictures of the reptile along the Sungai Malim riverbank in Melaka.

The reporter had gone to the scene on Thursday to check on the crocodile after residents alerted him about a sighting.

Upon seeing the reptile on the riverbank, the reporter started taking pictures and videos of it from about 3m away.

However, the crocodile suddenly charged at the man.

Luckily, he managed to run away in time. The animal then slipped back into the river.

> Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin is following in the footsteps of Hong Kong Cantopop king Jacky Cheung in helping police nab fugitives who risk their freedom just to see stars perform live.

China Press reported that police in China arrested 32 people during Lin’s recent concert in Zhejiang.

Lin, who is touring in the Middle Kingdom, also helped local police with another 32 arrests involving theft and the sale of fake concert tickets.

During his previous concert in Hefei, authorities picked up nine wanted criminals after the concert.

> Sin Chew Daily reported that kungfu legend Bruce Lee’s former mansion in Hong Kong would be demolished next week to make way for new development.

Joey Lee Man-lung, the vice-chairman of the Yu Panglin Charitable Trust which owns the building, had reportedly said that structural decay had made maintaining the building infeasible.

He said documents for the two-storey building were in place and work would start next week.

However, Wong Yiu-keung, the chairman of the Bruce Lee Club that had been trying to save the mansion argued that Hong Kong was losing an important historical piece as well as a significant tourist destination.

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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