Life is miserable in jail for Taiwan’s ‘Goodnight Chicken’


Compiled by ONG HAN SEAN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

TAIWANESE influencer “Goodnight Chicken”, who was arrested for live-streaming his own kidnapping in Cambodia, which turned out to be a fake, appears to be having a miserable time in jail now.

He was sentenced for two years in prison for inciting social unrest, reported China Press. The 31-year-old has since spent 12 days in prison and was placed in a cell along with 150 other inmates.

The place was so cramped that “Goodnight Chicken”, whose real name is Chen Neng Chuan, could only sleep in a seated position.

According to a source inside the prison, Chen, along with fellow YouTuber Lu Tsu-hsien, who was also incarcerated for the same crime, had to share a toilet that could not be flushed.

Internet users were generally unsympathetic towards Chen, thinking that he had brought this on after faking and live-streaming his “kidnapping”.

It was earlier reported that Chen live streamed himself sneaking into a so-called scam call centre but the video was cut short when the camera fell to the ground after Chen was allegedly attacked by a man dressed in military uniform.

Chen then live streamed again on Feb 13 claiming he had escaped from the scam call centre.

He claimed he was captured by several armed men who tasered him and shaved his head.

But police investigation found that he had faked the entire kidnapping and escape.

Police discovered that Chen’s crew bought props, such as military outfits, fake guns and fake blood.

The Preah Sihanouk court on Feb 15 jailed Chen and Lu after finding them guilty of inciting social unrest for intending to forge videos on human smuggling, torture, rape and human organ trading in Cambodia.

>Taiwanese actress and TV host Joe Chen Chiao-en, who gained five kg after spending Chinese New Year in Malaysia with her husband, shared tips on how she lost weight in just a week, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Chen, who weighed 51.5kg when she returned to Taiwan, dropped down to 48.5kg with a diet centring around grapefruit.

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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