Compiled by JAROD LIM, CLARISSA CHUNG and R. ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Janna Nick (pic) says she has received death threats after allegedly making fun of a K-pop star, reported Kosmo!.
She issued an apology for the photo caption that allegedly insulted singer Lalisa Manoban from K-pop band Blackpink.
“I take it as my responsibility to apologise to all who were insulted by the photo caption, ” she told a virtual press conference.
The 26-year-old recently faced brickbats when she named a character “Lisa Blackpig” in her telemovie Delen.
Heavy criticism from K-pop fans led to her deactivating her Instagram account, where she had been promoting the character and movie.
At the press conference, she said she received death threats after a remark attributed to her that said she was not too obsessed with K-Pop, went viral on Instagram.
“I would never have made such a comment.
“Several death threats emerged after that comment went viral, ” she said.
> An Indonesian man brought into a police station in Kuala Lumpur caused chaos there by spitting, cursing and breaking a tablet belonging to the police, reported Harian Metro.
The 25-year-old motorcyclist was brought in after allegedly acting suspiciously in Section 22, Shah Alam.
Policemen on patrol approached the man but he fled.
The suspect, who did not have valid documents, was eventually caught and brought to the Shah Alam police district headquarters.
“The suspect kicked policemen before he stepped on a tablet, causing it to break.
“He continued to provoke policemen by cursing and swearing, and spitting everywhere at the police station.
“If that wasn’t enough, the man kicked a chair in the station and threatened to kill the policemen there, ” said a source.
The source added that the suspect is currently remanded by the police for further investigation.
> A group in Kelantan had been offering vice services on the MiChat app before being busted by the authorities, reported Berita Harian.
The photos of women would be uploaded to the app for the “customer” to choose from, with the fee based on criteria such as age and the woman’s looks.
The group, under the name “Adik Sayang, Abang Sayang”, had been active on the app for three months and was operating from a house in Kubang Kerian.
Kelantan police chief Datuk Shafien Mamat said it was believed that many more women, including single mothers, were involved in these activities.
“All of them are locals and their fees ranged between RM250 and RM300, ” he said.
In a raid on Tuesday evening, a team from the D7 division of the state police contingent raided the house and arrested five women who were believed to be prostituting themselves.
The women aged between 20 and 60, were found in the house with their “partners”.
Nine men, including a Myanmar national, were also arrested at the house which was disguised as a car rental shop.
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.