Compiled by C. ARUNO, MESHVINNY NELSON and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong actor Andy Lau (pic) was said to have a proclivity for women with hairy forearms, Sin Chew Daily reported.
This was revealed in a book by veteran TV producer Gary Yeung Siu-hung, who wrote about the interesting encounters and experiences he has had with various artistes.
Yeung, who had worked with Lau on multiple projects, recalled a funny moment when shooting the 1982 drama, The Legend of Master So, with Lau and actress Michelle Yim.
He said during a filming session, Lau had jokingly asked Yim if he could caress her arms.
“Lau was feeling sleepy then and he said hairy arms kept him awake,” added Yeung.
The former producer of Hong Kong Television Broadcasts (TVB) also revealed that Lau had initially planned to sign up for a director training course, but the company saw his potential in acting and urged him to attend the class to groom artistes.
Lau completed the one-year course in the early 1980s. His classmates included Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jaime Chik Mei-chun, Andy Tai Chi-wai and Carrie Ng Ka-lai.
> The daily also reported that a Malaysian woman was vilified by social media users from China for wearing a Japanese outfit at the Bon Odori festival.
The woman, who goes by the handle Fishie, posted a photo of herself wearing a blue yukata (an unlined cotton kimono) on Chinese social media platform Xiao Hong Shu recently.
Little did she expect that her comment section would be flooded with curses and death threats, with respondents describing her actions as “disrespectful to the Chinese”.
The abuse did not stop even after Fishie clarified that she is a Malaysian.
Animosity towards Japan is deep-rooted in Chinese society since the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, where the Imperial Japanese troops murdered over 200,000 Chinese.
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.