Woman on IV drip raises eyebrows at night market


Compiled by ZAKIAH KOYA, C.ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

A WOMAN on an intravenous (IV) drip was seen at the popular Taman Connaught night market in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, accompanied by two other women, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Photos circulating online depict one companion assisting her in holding a bag filled with a yellow liquid attached to her arm.

Many netizens joked that the lure of good food was hard to resist, even with an IV drip on.

Some expressed health concerns, while others speculated on the bag’s content, suggesting it could be a trending skin-whitening treatment from South Korea.

The Taman Connaught pasar malam opens every Wednesday and is said to be the longest in Malaysia, spanning 2km with around 700 stalls.

> Maria Cordero, 69, sparked debate online over her claim that she uses urine to treat her grandchildren’s eczema, according to a report in Sin Chew Daily.

The Macau-born, Hong Kong-based artiste, who has six children and 19 grandchildren, claimed that urine from children aged under 10 is a disinfectant and has bleaching properties.

“I would take the child’s warm urine and rub it on the baby’s mouth before cleaning it with water five minutes later.

“The eczema cleared up in less than five days,” she said on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok.

Cordero said she tried the home remedy on four of her grandchildren and all of them got better.

While some netizens attested to the remedy’s effectiveness, others criticised Cordero for giving potentially harmful advice.

> Hong Kong singer Andy Hui appears to be struggling to revive his career, the daily also reported.

The 56-year-old returned to the music scene in 2021 after taking a two-year hiatus following his romantic scandal.

Despite promotional efforts and plans for a large concert in 2024, his upcoming Dec 23 concert in Macau has met with tepid interest.

In contrast, other artistes like Raymond Lam, Hins Cheung and Joker Xue sold out their shows at the same venue almost instantly.

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.

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