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The Asian Reporter
Pacific Northwest News q Volume 24 Number 18 q September 15, 2014 q www.asianreporter.com
Rare triplet panda cubs
pass health checkup
First lady says husband
helps with chores
Giant white rabbit
debuts in Taiwan
TRIPLE TROUBLE. Panda triplets are examined at their one-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China. The official Xinhua News
Agency said the girl and two boys are healthy. The cubs, born on July 29, 2014, are only the fourth triplets known to have been born in artificial breeding programs, but it is
not clear how many survived previously. China devotes major resources to increasing the population of its unofficial mascot and regularly announces the births of giant pan-
das at zoos and at the Wolong breeding center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, where most wild pandas live. (Photo/Kin Cheung)
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
By Esther Htusan
The Associated Press
ANGON, Myanmar — A dethroned
16-year-old beauty queen from
Myanmar says she won’t return her
bejewelled $100,000 crown until pageant
organizers apologize for calling her a liar
and a thief.
May Myat Noe — the country’s first
winner of an international beauty contest
— lashed back at her accusers at a tightly
packed news conference.
Bobby Fong dies at 64
She said representatives of the Miss
Asia Pacific World pageant lied about her
age — saying she was 18 instead of 16 —
and tried to pressure her into getting
plastic surgery “from head to toe.”
Noe denied having breast implants as
claimed by David Kim, director of media
for the South-Korea-based pageant. He
said the surgery was provided free of
charge, part of efforts to boost the teen into
Kim said Noe was stripped of her title
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unappreciative, and that she ran off with
her tiara after learning of the decision.
Noe said she boarded a plane for
Myanmar before getting word.
She said she did not intend to steal the
crown, but also wasn’t going to give it back
without a “sorry,” not just to her, but also to
“I’m not even proud of this crown,” she
said after opening a blue box and placing
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