Compiled by DIYANA PFORDTEN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong singer Andy Hui has been spotted in Taipei and is said to be attempting to make a comeback after the scandal of his extramarital affair two years ago.
Sin Chew Daily reported that Hui, 53, is slated to be involved in a TV series, The Producer in Taiwan and to sing its opening theme.
He was photographed arriving at the Taoyuan International Airport on Saturday accompanied by a male assistant.
Hui appeared to be in good spirits, responding to all the questions by reporters at the airport.
He said he would be in Taiwan for about a month due to work commitments.
When asked if his wife singer Sammi Cheng would be there to accompany him, he replied in the negative, saying that she was busy with work.
Since getting caught kissing actress Jacqueline Wong, 32, in the back of the taxi in April 2019, Hui had made a public apology and cancelled all of his concerts.
His only performance was at Polygram 50th Anniversary Chill Club by ViuTV last year.
That was said to be an attempt at testing the waters before officially making a comeback.
> A woman from China’s Zhejiang province attacked a man who stopped her from drowning, Oriental Daily reported.
She jumped into a river in Rui An city in what appeared to be an attempt to end her life.
But a middle-aged man, who spotted her, quickly dived into the water and pulled her out.
The woman started slapping the man, which led him to slapping her.
Several people began to crowd on the riverbank, which prompted them to stop fighting.
The woman was seen sobbing as onlookers helped the two of them back up.
> The National Union of Heads of Schools has asked the government to give autonomy to headmasters in carrying out contact tracing after dozens of schools in the country registered Covid-19 cases, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Its newly-appointed president Lim Bee Khim pointed out that the Education Ministry might only call for a quarantine of affected classes.
Lim said she wanted teachers to keep track of where students were before and after school, including which buses they took, the tuition classes they attended or the daycare centres they were sent to.
“In the event of a positive case, the Parent-Teacher Association can then immediately inform the daycare centre, tuition class or bus operator, ” she said.
Lim said based on her reports, there had been at least 146 primary schools which had registered Covid-19 cases since their reopening on March 1.
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.