Student loses $ 6,000 in World Cup match bets

Student loses $ 6,000 in World Cup match bets

A 15-YEAR-OLD student lodged a police report against a senior schoolmate who threatened to beat him up for not paying RM16,000 (S$6,000) which he lost while betting in the World Cup matches, reported China Press.

The paper reported that the student apparently lost most of the 21 football matches played during the month-long tournament.

The schoolmate, who is a year older, was said to be a runner for a betting syndicate.

It is learnt that the younger student would always place bets via his handphone and had won a lot in the first few matches.

Police picked them up to assist in investigations and seized their handphones on June 20. The students have since been released on bail.

 A woman threw a stack of money onto the floor when a traffic policeman issued her with a summons for illegal parking in Nanjing, China, reported Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

She then told the policeman to pick it up from the floor. The policeman, despite the insult, remained calm throughout the commotion.

Passers-by who witnessed the incident then lodged a police report over the matter. Several policemen came to the scene and threatened to bring the woman to the police station for investigation.

Her family members, who got wind of the incident, then rushed to the scene. They apologised to the traffic policeman, claiming that the woman had acted on the spur of the moment.

Still, the police brought the woman back to facilitate investigations.

 The daily also reported that Hong Kong actor Tony Leung did not celebrate his 52nd birthday with his wife Carina Lau (pic) on June 27 as he apparently had a four-hour long dinner with his mother on that day.

The next day, he went out to sea on a HK$18mil (S$2.9 mil) yacht with his friends for five hours and even had a Japanese feast with them before heading home.

According to the daily, the filial Leung was said to have "prioritised" his mother over Lau for his birthday celebration as both of them were not on good terms.

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