A Bad Week for ... , December 16, 2012
The Hong Kong action star can't seem to help putting his foot in it. Bemoaning recent outbreaks of protests in the city, he called for the government to regulate what issues people could demonstrate about. SCMP.com rapidly dug up proof he was once on the other side of the, err, police fence, with a series of photos showing him rallying against triad violence, piracy and publishing pictures of naked actresses.
The deputy party chief of Sichuan province was fired amid a corruption investigation and lurid accusations, including that he sold official positions to incompetent candidates and put his wife in charge of the local branch of the Red Cross after it received a flood of donations in the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake.
The speaker of Singapore's parliament quit after becoming the latest public figure in the supposedly straight-laced city state to be caught up in a sex scandal. Palmer, a married father-of-one who only took up his post in October, stepped down after admitting having an extramarital affair with a government staffer.