Compiled by ASHLEY TANG, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A SOCIAL media post about showering habits led to Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang having to rebut claims that she does not like to bathe, Sin Chew Daily reported.
It all started when Yang, 36, raised the question of whether people would bathe if they did not leave their house.
This led to much discussion about Yang’s bathing habits.
The topic intensified to the extent that Yang’s mother advised her daughter to clear the air as she was worried about the bad publicity.
“The reason why I raised the question is that I always bathe even if I do not go out of my house. During my quarantine period, I wanted to see if everyone would share the same thought, ” Yang wrote on Instagram.
“Actually, it’s quite funny that there seemed to be more people who said that they did not bathe, ” she said.
Yang added that she should not be obliged to explain that she bathes daily as this was a personal matter which did not concern others.
> Angered by their child’s poor score in a school examination, the parents confronted the operator of a tuition centre in China’s Chongqing municipality.
China Press reported that the Shapingba district police received a call from the tuition centre operator, saying that the parents had threatened them on Tuesday as they were upset that their child only had 59 marks in the examination.
The parents went on to further complain about the 210,000 yuan (RM132,862) they had spent on tuition fees since enrolling the child there last month.
The parents told police that they wanted their child to improve in Mathematics in the third year of high school.
The centre operator argued that the student had improved from getting just 20 marks to 59 marks.
The dispute came to an end after police advised the parents not to rely too much on tuition for their child’s academic performance and that they should raise the matter with education authorities.
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.