Compiled by C. ARUNO and PAVITHRA RAMAN
A MAN who showered his 29-year-old online girlfriend with gifts worth 80,000 yuan (RM52,288) was stunned to find out that she is actually a 50-year-old grandmother.
Known only by his surname Chen, the man in Guangxi, China, had met her on a dating app, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The woman claimed that she was born in 1993 and that she worked in a logistics firm.
During the months that they “dated”, Chen spent 80,000 yuan sending her flowers and jewellery, and even paid for her parents’ medical bills.
He wanted to marry her but the woman kept giving excuses to avoid meeting in person.
One day, Chen decided to give his “girlfriend” a surprise by travelling to Liuzhou city to meet her but she was nowhere to be found at the given address.
Instead, it was an old man who greeted him.
“I have a female relative who instructed me to collect flowers and gifts on her behalf here. Her surname is not Qin but Lin. Are you sure you have the right person?” the elderly man asked Chen.
Realising that he had fallen for a scam, Chen lodged a police report.
The police eventually found the woman, who is married with two children and recently became a grandmother.
They have arrested her for fraud.
Her family eventually agreed to reimburse Chen for the money that he had spent on her.
> Three years since he was caught cheating on his wife, Hong Kong singer Andy Hui has made an “official” comeback via an online concert, promising that he will be “a better Andy Hui”, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Hui, who is the husband of Queen of Cantopop Sammi Cheng, appeared nervous in the Sept 30 show.
He revealed that he spent his three-year hiatus to reflect and prepare himself to “become a better Andy Hui”.
Hui, 55, ended the show with his 2014 ballad about lost love titled Tearfully Walk Victory Road.
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.