Compiled by FAZLEENA AZIZ, C. ARUNO and A. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong star Jackie Chan, who played the role of a loving father in his new film, has drawn flak from critics who pointed out that he had neglected his own daughter in real life, China Press reported.
He starred in the recently-released movie Ride On in which he is a father who reconciled with his estranged daughter.
“Jackie Chan is cruel to his real daughter but acts so lovingly in the film,” one Internet user commented.
Others felt that they were unable to believe Chan’s acting due to his alleged treatment of his own daughter, whom Chan fathered during his affair with a former beauty queen in the late 1990s.
Reports about the relationship between Chan, 69, and his love child Etta Ng had often appeared in the tabloids.
Ng, apparently, was last seen in public last year when she queued up for a meal at a food bank in Canada. She had eloped with a Canadian influencer.
Chan and Ng are believed to have a strained relationship. Ng reportedly once said that she never wished to see her father.
>Two men in China’s Sichuan province were so diligent at distributing cards offering escort services that they did not notice they had also placed them on police cars, China Press reported.
Their carelessness led to their arrest for promoting prostitution.
According to the police, both men claimed that a syndicate would pay them 0.20 yuan (13 sen) for every card distributed.
They would go to car parks in the wee hours of the morning and place the cards on windscreens.
So far, they had distributed more than 5,700 cards.
● 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.