Compiled by ILYIA MARYSA ISKANDAR, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
A VIDEO of an emaciated-looking tiger in a China zoo eating grass broke the hearts of people, with many calling out the zoo for animal cruelty, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The footage was taken by visitors to the zoo in Shandong province where the tiger appeared so hungry that it had to resort to eating grass.
“This is the first time I’m seeing a tiger doing so,” someone was heard saying in the video
After the video caused an uproar online, a spokesperson from the zoo responded by saying that the grass helps with the tiger’s digestion and it looked thin as the zookeeper was trying to control the animals weight.
Many Internet users did not buy the explanation. Others were of the view that the zoo had run into financial difficulties.
> Apparently Chinese nationals are not spared of job scams that are happenning in the Indochinese region, Sin Chew Daily reported.
In one such video, a man is seen being brutally beaten after he was believed to have been lured to work for a scam call centre in Cambodia.
In the clip, a young man was seen handcuffed and repeatedly punched and kicked by a much larger man.
The bleeding young man then spoke in a shaky voice: “Dad, please transfer the money tomorrow. Please ask my cousins to help raise more money…”
Before he could finish, his face was shoved into the camera.
The footage shocked many with some recounting similar incidents where friends and family have fallen victims to such scams.
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.