Winter Sonata actor found dead

KOREA- South Korean actor and singer Park Yong-ha has been found dead at his house in southern Seoul on Wednesday, the police said.

Park’s mother found him lifeless hanging from a cell phone charging cable in his room, according to the police.

After repeatedly saying “I’m sorry” to his family including his father who is suffering from a stomach cancer at around 0:40 a.m., he went into his room, local news reports said.

He earned his fame as a hallyu celebrity through TV drama “Winter Sonata.” Park was particularly popular among fans in Japan and Southeast Asia.

He was also scheduled to play the lead role in upcoming drama “Love Song,” a remake of the film “Chum Mil Mil,” with actress Yoon Eun-hye.

-The Korean Herald/Asia News Network

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Din Beramboi meninggal dunia

Allahyarham Mior Ahmad Fuad Mior Badri atau lebih dikenali sebagai Din Beramboi

KUALA LUMPUR 2 April – Pelawak popular dan penyampai radio Era, Mior Ahmad Fuad Mior Badri meninggal dunia di Hospital Selayang, lewat malam tadi.

Allahyarham yang dikenali sebagai Din Beramboi menghembuskan nafas terakhir di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) pukul 12.30 malam.

Menurut adik Allahyarham, Rozana Mior Badri, semua ahli keluarga berada di sisi Allahyarham kecuali ayahnya yang tidak dapat hadir.

Katanya, Allahyarham meninggal dunia akibat demam denggi berdarah yang menyebabkan beberapa organ badannya gagal berfungsi.

‘‘Jenazah abang saya akan dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Taman Ehsan, Kepong di sini sebelum solat Jumaat,’’ katanya ketika ditemui di hospital itu, malam ini. – Utusan

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Augustine Paul dies

PETALING JAYA: Federal Court judge Datuk Seri S. Augustine Paul, who presided over former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy and corruption trials in 1998, has died. He was 66.

Augustine died at the Selayang Hospital at 2.45pm on Saturday after suffering from a chronic illness for awhile, said his son-in-law Robert Devan, 37.

He leaves behind wife Datin Seri Dr Mary Paul, daughter Dr Juliana Sharmini, 29, and son Alan John, 27.

The casket will leave No. 16, Lorong Taman Pantai 7, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday at 2pm to the Parish of St Peter, No. 441, Section 96A, Jalan Changkat Riong for the funeral service at 2.30pm.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that Augustine, who obtained his Barrister-at-Law from Inner Temple, England, began his career in 1971 as Federal Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and later as a magistrate in Ipoh, Perak.

He also served as a Sessions Court judge in Temerloh, Pahang, Malacca and Penang and was chairman of a special committee on taxation before being appointed to the Kuala Lumpur High Court Bench in May, 1998.

He was confirmed as a High Court judge for less than six months when he presided over Anwar’s sodomy and corruption cases which started in November, 1998, and for nearly six months his name kept popping up in the world’s news bulletins with his “irrelevant” rulings in the case.

Seven years later, Augustine was appointed Federal Court judge and he had several months to go before retiring at the time of his demise.

Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi said Augustine was a hard working man.

“I have not known Augustine for a long time. However, for the short period that I came to know him, he was a very hard working man until the last moment… he was still working, he was always anxious about work than about himself,” he said.

Zaki also offered his condolences to the judge’s family.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Augustine was a very experienced judge.

“He was a committed person in all aspects of his work and knew the law to provide justice,” he said.

Meanwhile, the late judge’s secretary, Norhaniah Abdul Hanan, said Augustine was a good boss.

Norhaniah, 54, who served with Augustine since April 2008 said his passing was a big loss.

*credit to TheStar