Wednesday September 5, 2012
Youth damages parents’ car to force them to buy him one
Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, WINNIE YEOH and A. RAMAN
A YOUTH from Chongqing, China, used a fire extinguisher to damage his parents' car after they refused to buy him a new vehicle costing 150,000 yuan (RM75,000), Sin Chew Daily reported.
After damaging the car, he also lay in the middle of the road and refused to get up unless his parents got him the car. He had to be carried away by the police later.
It was reported that the youth had used a similar tactic (lying in the middle of a road) to force his parents to buy him a laptop computer.
It was said that he wanted to marry his girlfriend, but her family wanted him to have his own house and car first before giving their consent. Another version was that he wanted his own car because many of his friends already had one.
> The daily also reported about a Singaporean blogger who described his countrymen as “uncultured”, especially those who left their wife and children for foreign women.
He also said many Singaporean artistes were involved in sex scandals but their exploits were not publicly known as they were not famous enough.
The blogger known as “Scope” compared the artistes to Taiwanese socialite Justin Lee whose pictures and videos with women went viral after they were leaked online.
He added that many rich Singaporean men abandoned their wives for pretty foreign girls and moved to China because of the cheaper living cost.
> China Press reported about a woman from Kuala Lumpur who kicked her husband in the crotch to stop him from beating her.
It was reported that the victim, 25, bumped into her husband with his mistress at a restaurant in Wangsa Maju on Sunday evening.
When she tried to question him, he dragged her to the side of the road and started to slap and kick her.
In retaliation, she kicked her husband in the crotch and fled to a nearby police station to lodge a report.
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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.