Saturday June 2, 2012
Zhang Ziyi vows to clear her name
CHINESE superstar Zhang Ziyi has vowed to seek legal action at “whatever cost” against those responsible for alleging that she had slept with powerful Chinese officials for money.
China Press reported that Zhang Ziyi had consulted her lawyer in Hong Kong and said that the news was a complete lie.
“I wish to state that I will get to the bottom of this matter to clear my name at whatever cost.
“I want justice to be served through legal proceedings.
“I want those irresponsible quarters to be dealt with,” she was quoted as saying during a press conference after the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards in Haikou, China.
A Hong Kong tabloid had reported that Zhang Ziyi had slept with a number of Chinese officials for money, and was barred from leaving the country as she was under investigation.
One of the names mentioned was former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, who had been widely expected to ascend to the powerful Politburo later this year until he was ousted over a scandal involving alleged murder and corruption.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that a woman wanted a divorce as she could no longer stand the constant torture and abuse inflicted by her husband in Kuala Lumpur.
Liang Yu Xia, in her 40s, claimed that she had been kicked, punched and slapped on numerous occasions.
Liang added that her husband had even burnt her with a cigarette butt and hit her on the neck with a belt.
She described her husband as being paranoid as he always alleged she had extra-marital affairs or stole money from the house.
Liang said her husband would not allow her to own a handphone and restricted her movements at home.
● Other News & Views 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.