Citizens of Kuala Lumpur were highly amused to see senior assistant commissioner Ku Chin Wah issue a warning while holding up what seemed to be a “selfie”.
Theories are flying that either the red-faced cop has a double life, or he and the criminal are twins separated at birth, said reader Wendy Tong, who sent me the links.
Since there are seven billion people on earth, scientists say each of us has SIX exact doubles.
I’m tempted to find one of mine and move into his neighborhood, so I can blame him for the extremely large number of stupid and illegal things I do (as a married man, I get regular reminders of these).
He met the guy, Zeng Yong, and learned they even shared the same birthday.
“We’re brothers,” he realized, stunned.
And then: “No. We’re twins!”
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Add an orchestral soundtrack and this is word-for-word the screenplay of the Disney film The Parent Trap (pic below).
I hate the way real life keeps STEALING STORIES from books and movies. Can we not take a class action lawsuit against Fate?
And of course there was that Canadian couple who noticed that their adopted Chinese daughter Lily looked exactly like their friend’s adopted Chinese daughter Gillian.
The Chinese authorities insisted they were not related.
But it became obvious that the girls were identical twins, even taking their first steps on the same day.
As they reached the age of six, one of dads told an ABC reporter: “Both girls like clothes.”
Well, that clinched it for me.
In that instance, the Chinese authorities were wrong.
The odd thing is that Beijing recently passed a “false rumors” law making it illegal to say things which aren’t true.
Yet they do that every day!
Here’s an ACTUAL QUOTE China ambassador Li Baodong said in New York: “China has never restricted freedom of speech. There is no media censorship. We guarantee full religious freedom, and journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates, have full freedoms. The public can express their opinions freely, and nobody will be punished or investigated for making opinions.”
No reporter was able to write this down as we were all rolling on the floor laughing.
Asian laws are strange. In India recently, a man was arrested for “drinking tea in as suspicious manner”, the Times of India reported.
The judge threw out the case.
Pity. I would have liked to have seen the arresting officer demonstrate how exactly one can drink tea in an arrestable way.
If you do get arrested in India for drinking tea, I suggest you use this line: “It wasn’t me: it was that dangerous-looking guy, Kuala Lumpur police chief Ku Chin Wah.”