Boy kills grandpa for confiscating handphone


A TEENAGER from China’s Jiangxi province killed his grandfather in a fit of rage after his mobile phone was confiscated, China Press reported.

According to the report, the 14-year-old had ignored his grandfather despite being repeatedly told to eat his dinner.

So he took the teenager’s phone away and chided him for spending too much time on it.

The teenager got angry and ended up killing his grandfather.

He was arrested by police who arrived at the scene after receiving a report.

Details of how the grandfather was killed were not revealed publicly.

> The daily also reported that a mother from China’s Shanxi province was shocked to find 29 puncture holes on her daughter’s four limbs after the child claimed her kindergarten teacher had given her multiple “injections”.

The three-year-old girl was initially assumed to have “dreamt” about getting injections. However, a doctor later verified that they were indeed puncture wounds, believed to have been inflicted with needles.

Her mother has lodged a police report.

An initial review of CCTV footage at the kindergarten did not reveal any incriminating evidence but police have since recorded a statement from the teacher.

> Korean YouTuber Hamzy has apologised to her Chinese fans after being criticised for liking a comment claiming China was appropriating kimchi as its own.

China Press reported that Hamzy, who is known for her mukbang (binge-eating videos), had said sorry for her “inappropriate behaviour” following an outrage among Chinese Internet users who said she had insulted China.

“I respect Chinese culture and its cuisine and I hope everyone can feel it, ” she said in a video, followed by a deep bow.

Despite her apology, Shanghai-based company Suxian Advertising, which runs Hamzy’s video accounts and online shop in China, was

quoted as saying it planned to terminate its contract with her, shut down her online shop on e-commerce portal Taobao and delete her videos.

Hamzy, who has more than 5.29 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and reportedly earns US$200,000 (RM810,000) each month, stands to lose her earnings from the Chinese market following the blunder.

Kimchi, which is a fermented cabbage dish, became a hot issue recently between China and South Korea, with Internet users from each country claiming the dish to be their own.

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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