Food for thought

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 July, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 July, 1996, 12:00am


Anyone who enjoys a good read over breakfast could have been forgiven for being put off their bacon and eggs at the sight of bloody pictures of the mystery decapitated woman splashed over the front pages of our Chinese-language media counterparts.

No doubt, this was out of consideration to their figure-conscious readers.

Even the normally conservative Ming Pao Daily News offered a picture of a severed arm.

However, Apple Daily seemed to take the biscuit with two strategically-placed pictures.

The first of the severed arm was next to a colourful advertisement featuring a juicy steak for $36 at a fast food joint.

It was followed the next day by a picture of the torso, positioned distastefully close to an ad for a bargain bowl of beef ball noodles.