K-pop star criticised for donating money to fight Covid-19

TZUYU, a member of the wildly popular K-pop group Twice, drew flak from Chinese mainlanders when she donated 50 million won (RM175,590) to a community chest in South Korea to help fight Covid-19.

Critics were unhappy that Tzuyu, 21, had not donated to China where the outbreak was far worse than other countries, Oriental Daily reported.

However, other netizens defended Tzuyu, who was born in Taiwan.

According to them, Tzuyu lives and works in South Korea, so it was only right for her to make such donations.

Tzuyu’s agency JYP Entertainment explained that the donation was meant to help frontline medical staff.

> Twenty-two villagers in Huanggang, China’s Hubei province, mistakenly consumed an antiseptic disinfectant liquid as they had assumed it was a medicine to fight Covid-19, China Press reported.

The liquid was intended to be used to sterilise one’s surroundings.

According to a nurse who treated the patients, the villagers were told to consume the liquid by the village committee and they had to take a picture of them drinking it as proof.

The affected villagers are being treated at a hospital now for having consumed a poisonous product.

> Four men have been detained by the Pahang Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs on suspicion of reselling subsidised cooking oil, Sin Chew Daily reported.

A raid conducted at an industrial area led to 31,000kg of subsidised cooking oil worth RM77,500 being seized.

The raid took place after a three-week investigation following a tip-off from the public.

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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