Compiled by C. ARUNO, DIYANA PFORDTEN and R. ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Fan Bingbing (pic) was spotted with a bump in her belly at an airport recently, sparking talk that she was pregnant, China Press reported.
But apparently the megastar from China has been binge eating.
The clarification came from Fan’s team.
The 38-year-old actress was eating so much to the point that they had warned her to control her food intake.
Even so, Fan’s image as a binge eater was made worse when she was recently photographed sipping coconut water while paying in the United States.
“She has completely let herself go, ” a netizen commented about the picture.
Fan was in the United States to do voice-recording work for an all-female spy film.
It was earlier reported that her acting career was thrown into uncertainty following a tax scandal last year.
She was fined 850 million yuan (RM530.4mil) in a case that was described as one of China’s “biggest tax evasion penalties in history”.
> Sin Chew Daily has quoted Dong Jiao Zong Higher Centre chairman Yap Sin Tian as saying that Chinese education in Malaysia is facing a “life or death” situation.
He said public support would be needed to fend off “waves upon waves” of attack against Chinese education.
Trends found in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2015 indicated that the country was moving towards the goal of having a single and unified education system, thus threatening the existence of Chinese education, he said.
“We must continue to be steadfast in ensuring Chinese education continues to develop and that we produce high quality graduates.
“This will help our diverse society to improve and contribute to a
united nation, ” he said after attending an event to commemorate
former leaders in Chinese education at New Era College in Selangor on Saturday.
He urged the ruling government to amend laws detrimental to the development of mother-tongue education in Malaysia.
Yap, who was the former president of educationist group Dong Zong, said Chinese education in the country began in 1819, marking 2019 as its 200th anniversary.
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.