Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
HAVING paid only 10 sen for a packet of hairbands online, a Malaysian woman thought she got an amazing deal.
To her surprise, she received only one hairband when her parcel came in the post, reports Sin Chew Daily.
“Don’t have high hopes for something which costs 10 sen. P.S. 10 sen was the total cost. No postage fee, ” the woman named Ho Sze Chee wrote on Facebook.
Her story tickled many and received more than 2,000 likes and was shared more than 2,500 times.
Many Internet users pointed out that the parcel seemed to have cost more as the envelope was lined with bubble wrap inside.
Ho also shared the seller’s page on Shopee, an online shopping platform, which showed a picture of a packet of hairbands.
Eagle-eyed Internet users, however, noticed that the seller was not attempting to deceive potential buyers as the page explicitly stated that each hairband would cost 10 sen.
> Veteran Hong Kong actress Susan Shaw claimed that she was duped into acting in softcore pornography films in the 1970s, the daily also reported.
The 70-year-old movie star became a trending topic recently when popular actor Bowie Wu was revealed to have shared a nude sex scene with Shaw in the 1977 softcore flick Starlets for Sale.
She claimed that when director Ng See-yuen convinced her to star in 1975’s A Haunted House, he reportedly said “we’ll just show your back”, which was not the case at all when the movie was released as Shaw was featured nude.
Even so, it was a breakout movie for the then 25-year-old who soon became known as an actress who would take on risque roles.
Many of her subsequent roles required her to strip, which earned her the reputation of one of the sexiest women in the Hong Kong film industry.
However, Shaw admitted that such a reputation came at a price as no film director was willing to give her a serious acting role.
“I kept looking for different roles but everyone said I was a ‘stripping actress’ and would not hire me. Not even smaller roles such as being a nurse or a cleaner, ” she said.
“Society at that time found it hard to accept people like me.
“Even though they continued to watch my films, they discriminated against me at the same time, ” she added.
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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