Compiled by C. ARUNO, JUSTIN ZACK and R. ARAVINTHAN
POP star Kris Wu (pic), who is in jail for rape, is reportedly doing well in prison, having been promoted to “assistant monitor” and helping other inmates write songs, Sin Chew Daily reported.
A former convict who was in the same prison as the Chinese-Canadian superstar said Wu was doing well despite losing his figure since being incarcerated.
After his release in March, the man said his friends reported to him that Wu was promoted to the new rank and in charge of guiding new inmates.
“He even helped my friend fill in the lyrics to his song. When my friend is out next year, the song will be published,” the man wrote on social media.
Wu is serving a 13-year sentence for rape.
The 32-year-old originally shot to fame as a member of the K-pop band EXO before leaving in 2014 to launch a successful solo career as a singer, actor, model and variety show judge.
In 2021, student Du Meizhu, then 19, accused Wu of date-raping her when she was 17.
The court later found that Wu had forced sexual relations with three women at his residence from November to December 2020 when they were drunk.
Wu was also fined 600 million yuan (RM388mil) for tax evasion.
> The daily also reported that Malaysian stand-up comedian Nigel Ng, better known by his online persona Uncle Roger, has been banned from Weibo after poking fun at China.
The 32-year-old, who is based in Britain, lost more than 400,000 followers on the social media site after a video clip was removed for “violations of relevant laws and regulations”.
This comes after he posted a teaser on Twitter on May 16 promoting his upcoming performance, where he alludes to allegations of the Chinese government using mobile phones to keep an eye on the population.
He also took a jab at the One China Policy regarding Taiwan.
Seemingly predicting the backlash, Ng joked that he would be cancelled for his speech and urged the audience to write good reports about him.
It was reported that Ng’s account on the video-sharing site Bilibili was also suspended on the same day.
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.