Cyberbullies target schoolboy with a ‘Rolex’

A SECONDARY school student in Sabah became the subject of cyberbullying for wearing what appeared to be a green Rolex Submariner, reported China Press.

However, it was a watch from Tomaz, a Malaysian brand, said Dr Chung Chin Hing, the principal of Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School.

Internet users had teased the 13-year-old by saying that “Sabahans are rich” and “independent schoolkids are rich” when he was spotted on social media wearing a Rolex lookalike believed to cost at least RM55,000.

Chung slammed the cyberbullies, saying that their actions could cause irreparable harm to a young boy.

He shared photos of watches comparing a green Rolex Submariner with the watch the boy had worn and it turned out to be a Trident GR03A-D2 model from Tomaz – which, incidentally, goes for about RM1,500.

He also urged the public to drop their misconception that independent schools are rich, adding that they are not public schools and rely on school fees and donations to continue operating.

> A man from China warned his fellow countrymen to be wary of their surroundings while visiting Kuala Lumpur after he became the victim of snatch thieves, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The man wrote on the Xiaohongshu platform that he visited Pudu on Dec 14 last year and was engrossed with his iPhone while walking.

Suddenly, two men on motorcycles came from behind and grabbed his phone before quickly riding away.

He first attempted to make a report at the Chinese Embassy but was told that it only handles visa issues. A passer-by later took him to the Pudu police station to make a report.

As of Jan 20, the device’s Find My iPhone feature indicated that it was in Bangladesh and not Malaysia.

● 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.

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