Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE and C. ARUNO
THE public spat between Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei and ex-wife Barbie Hsu reached new levels after Wang revealed her monthly shopping bills, which exceeded NT$1mil (RM143,603), on social media, reported China Press.
Based on text messages from a credit card company and her online shopping order list, Hsu is believed to have spent the amount between March and April this year on Wang’s credit card despite having been remarried to another man.
A text message from the credit card company showed that one of the transactions made amounted to NT$1,018,387 (RM146,243).
Based on the screenshot of the shopping list, it included designer dresses, cardigans, hats, handbags and even joggers.
“Let’s look at what I am supposed to give you every month after our divorce agreement. At that time, you promised to look after my family members in exchange for my credit card. However, you ended up spending millions buying things.
“If you are not spending much time outdoors, why do you need so many clothes? You are now remarried, why are you still behaving in such a way? Yet you claim your husband is a frugal man and both of you live normal lives,” he wrote on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.
In November, Hsu took Wang to the Taipei District Court accusing him of failing to pay an accumulated amount of more than NT$5mil (RM733,645) in alimony since March 2022.
According to Mirror Media, the court ruled that part of Wang’s assets in Taiwan was to be seized due to the clear evidence submitted.
The ruling sparked a social media spat between the former husband and wife, beginning with Wang claiming that he had continued to pay child support and maintenance to Hsu.
Wang, 41, and Hsu got divorced in November 2021 after 10 years of marriage.
> In the spirit of the FIFA World Cup, Hong Kong comic Stephen Chow dressed his new pup in a football jersey to the delight of his fans, reported China Press.
The adopted French Bulldog named Kio was photographed wearing a yellow jersey and shorts from his iconic movie Shaolin Soccer.
Kio wore the number nine jersey, a reference to his nickname Zero-Zero-Nine which paid homage to Chow’s role as secret agent 007 in the 1994 James Bond parody From Beijing with Love.
“Let’s welcome a new member to the Shaolin Soccer team! I wonder if the team can qualify for the World Cup?
“Let’s give Kio a vicious name that can make his opponents tremble!” he wrote on Instagram.
Chow is known to be a dog lover and had earlier introduced Kio to his followers on Instagram in November.
Chow is a household name in Hong Kong, and is best known for his slapstick brand of humour.
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.