Fan Bingbing to be compensated for villa


Compiled by C. Aruno ,Chow How Ban and R. AravinthanCHINESE actress Fan Bingbing (pic) is expected to be compensated double what she paid for a villa which is being demolished by the government, reported Sin Chew Daily. The villa in Qingdao was worth between 1.5 million and 6.4 million yuan (between RM9.21mil and RM39.27mil) and was supposed to be her home with ex-fiance Li Chen. But the seaside villa, along with 41 other buildings were being demolished after they were deemed to have caused damage to coral reefs in the area, a Qingdao official revealed, adding that all owners would be compensated. Sources revealed that the owners were expecting to be compensated double the amount they had paid for the properties or even more. The news, first reported by a Hong Kong media outlet, caught the attention of netizens and was widely shared on Chinese cyberspace. Fan had reportedly bought the villa in her hometown in 2016 in preparation for her 2018 wedding. The wedding was called off after Fan’s tax evasion scandal. She was slapped with a 880 million yuan (RM540mil) fine, now touted as one of China’s “biggest tax evasion penalties in history”. > Hong Kong actress and singer Gillian Chung was caught rewarding a male streamer on Tik Tok with virtual coins, the same daily said. Fans of Chinese streamer and actor Yu Yanlong noticed that Chung was still on his channel at 2am on March 31 and had even paid him 20,000 yuan (RM12,300) requesting for the song Long Yellow Dress, Fluffy Hair. Apparently, the donation was made in support of Yu who was in an online singing competition on the streaming platform. Chung, who is married, did not attempt to hide her presence on the channel and had even told netizens that she would go to sleep after the song finishes. When screenshots of her conversation on the channel were shared on social media the next day, many accused her of looking to stray from her husband Michael Lai. Chung brushed the accusation aside, saying that she follows many online streamers. “Yesterday was my first time sending gifts. Little did I know it would make the news so quickly. I had even wasted the money as he lost in the competition,” she said. Chung said she was not doing it behind her husband’s back and that she had nothing to hide. “I have my own Tik Tok account. Because I’m under self-isolation right now, I’m learning how to use Tik Tok,” she said. Chung, along with Twins band member Charlene Choi, returned to Hong Kong from Malaysia last week after filming for the TV series Female Forensics Doctor JD was halted due to the movement control order 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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