Penang woman who weighed 150kg is the ‘Jia Ling of Malaysia’

Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE and C.ARUNO

A WOMAN who used to weigh 150kg has been dubbed the “Jia Ling of Malaysia” after she successfully lost nearly 100kg in just over a year.

Susan Ang, who is from Butterworth, posted a photo of herself weighing 150kg in December 2022.

Through dieting and exercise, Ang looks completely different today, weighing just 58kg, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Many Internet users expressed admiration for the woman.

Some claimed that her achievement was much more incredible than that of Jia Ling’s, as the latter had access to the best personal trainers in the industry as an actress.

Ang said that maintaining healthy eating habits and having an exercise regimen were key to losing weight.

However, Ang acknowledged that her rapid weight loss had left her with loose skin.

She is now training to gain muscle to help fill out the loose skin.

It was reported that Jia weighed around 100kg at the start when filming the sports drama Yolo.

She played the protagonist Du Leying, a woman whose life was forever changed by her passion for boxing.

In the year of filming, Jia kept up a strict training regimen and stuck to a diet to lose close to 50kg.

The film was so popular that it grossed US$479.4mil (RM2.25bil) worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2024 and the highest-grossing Chinese film in 2024.

> A syndicate in Penang is allegedly resorting to arson in a bid to extort money from victims, reported China Press.

A victim showed the daily a video of the syndicate members lighting the front gate of his house in Bagan Datuk on fire on March 26.

In a WhatsApp message, the syndicate threatened to light a bigger fire if the victim did not pay up.

Worried about his family’s safety, the man paid the syndicate S$4,000 (RM14,072) to leave them alone.

However, the act seemed to embolden the syndicate, which continued to harass him and asked for a further S$5,000 (RM17,626).

He lodged a police report on March 27.

In preparation for future arson attempts, the victim bought a fire extinguisher and installed four CCTVs at home.

However, his family members are still living in fear and are having trouble sleeping.

The victim claimed that his sister, who tried to obtain a loan online, inadvertently divulged personal details, including that of her home in Penang.

This was when the harassment and threats began.

He hoped the police could take swift action and bring the perpetrators to justice.

● 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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