10 nabbed for flouting SOP and rioting


Compiled by C. ARUNO, RAHIMY RAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN

MEMBERS from two separate families who were caught fighting outside a flat in Johor Baru were arrested and fined by the police for violating the movement control order rules, Sin Chew Daily reported.A video of the incident showed an argument taking place outside the Kempas People’s Housing Project on Wednesday before escalating into an all-out brawl.

Johor Baru North police chief Asst Comm Rupiah Abd Wahid said 10 suspects, aged between 12 and 45, were arrested and initial investigations revealed that the brawl was caused by a domestic dispute.

She said police received a report at about 6.45pm about a fight involving a group of residents.

“The case is being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code as weapons were used in the riot, ” she said in a statement, adding that all 10 were also fined for violating the MCO.

> The daily also reported that king of Mandopop Jay Chou stunned fans recently with his perfect English in a video collaboration with international fine arts broker Sotheby’s.

Chou, who was criticised for his poor command of the language in Hollywood films The Green Hornet and Now You See Me 2, showed a marked improvement when talking about his art collection.

The father of two credited his appreciation for music and the fine arts to his mother Yeh Hui-mei, who is an art teacher.

“Both of my parents are school teachers. I feel like I was in school 24/7.

“I’m trained in classical piano but I love pop music too. That’s why you will hear some classical styles in my music, ” he said.

Many fans commented that Chou’s English was “not at the same level as it was 10 years ago”, while others credited his improvement to the tutoring by his wife, Hannah Quinlivan who is a Taiwanese-Australian actress.

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.

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