Thursday January 17, 2013
‘Perfect partners’ show star kills hubby
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Compiled by P. ARUNA, KOW KWAN YEE and A. RAMAN
A PARTICIPANT of China's famous match-making reality show Fei Cheng Wu Rao (If You Are the One) stabbed her husband to death just two months after their marriage, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Magazine editor Wang Ji, 33, tried to confuse the police by stabbing herself twice after repeatedly stabbing her husband while he was asleep.
Months later, Wang gave birth to a baby boy while in police custody in Xi'An, northwest China.
In 2011, Wang joined the reality show produced by Jiangsu TV featuring men and women looking for perfect partners, which has received the highest ratings on China's satellite TV.
Wang was one of the better-known participants of the show as she had matched with a suitor, but the duo broke up after dating for two weeks.
She later married her husband in May last year.
> China Press reported that a 59-year-old vagrant in the Hsinchu province of northern Taiwan was shocked upon waking up to find that a 76-year-old woman, whose bed he had shared, was dead.
The man, known only as Ho, said he had hugged and slept with the woman, who was clad only in a bra, the whole night.
Ho said the woman had been living alone at a rented house after quarrelling with her family members, and he often spent the night at her house.
He also admitted that he had sex with the septuagenarian numerous times.
Police said the woman may had suffered from heart disease and a liver tumour.
> The appointment of Hong Kong comedy maestro Stephen Chow as one of the members of Chinese People Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in the Guangdong province was debated amongst Netizens.
The dispute came about when some Netizens expressed their worries that Chow would be too busy with his film industry career and neglect his role as a CPPCC member.
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