Compiled by JO TIMBUONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong actor Louis Koo caused quite a stir online for his remarks about aliens visiting earth, Sin Chew Daily reported.
“I would say I’m a believer, ” he said, referring to alleged sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in Polynesia.
Koo, 50, said people would question why there were no photographs of the UFOs.
“It is not uncommon for a person not to hold their phone up (to take a picture) when they are frightened. If one day an alien were to appear in front of me, I believe I would be terrified. Otherwise, I would definitely take a photo, ” he wrote on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
Koo’s fans took his comments lightly, saying that it was just a joke from him.
Many of them quipped that he should lead a group of tourists to Area 51 in the United States where a supposed alien spacecraft is kept after crashing in New Mexico in 1947.
> It was a quick dash back to Hong Kong for celebrity Andy Hui to avoid a possibility of any lockdown in Taiwan where there has been a rise in Covid-19 cases, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Hui, 53, had been shooting a TV series there called The Producer in Taiwan when the director got worried that Taiwan would be under lockdown if the Covid-19 situation worsened and so he urged Hui to return to Hong Kong earlier than scheduled.
Taiwan recorded 180 local cases on Saturday. Its health agency said a lockdown would be declared if there were at least 100 new infections daily for 14 consecutive days.
Hui, who arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday, is now under home quarantine for 14 days.
Despite the sudden change in plans, he said his on-screen time had not been reduced.
“I’ve filmed the same number of days as originally planned. My parts were brought forward to an earlier date (to accommodate my return), ” he said.
Hui’s project in Taiwan is seen as his first official job in his comeback to the music scene following a public outcry over his affair with actress Jacqueline Wong two years ago.
● 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.