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Chasing corrupt cops and celebrity confessions

Hear U Out takes a closer look at fame in chats with local stars; Stranger 2 starts a war between police and prosecutors

(Above) Host Quan Yifeng and actor Elvin Ng in weekly talk show Hear U Out. (Left) Cho Seung-woo and Bae Doona as a prosecutor and detective in police drama Stranger 2.
(Above) Host Quan Yifeng and actor Elvin Ng in weekly talk show Hear U Out. PHOTO: MEDIACORP
(Above) Host Quan Yifeng and actor Elvin Ng in weekly talk show Hear U Out. (Left) Cho Seung-woo and Bae Doona as a prosecutor and detective in police drama Stranger 2.
Cho Seung-woo and Bae Doona as a prosecutor and detective in police drama Stranger 2.PHOTO: NETFLIX

Towards the end of her interview with Elvin Ng, host Quan Yifeng gets the actor, who has often been criticised for his muffled Mandarin pronunciation, to read aloud a string of words all pronounced as "shi" in different tones.

He passes the test.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2020, with the headline 'Chasing corrupt cops and celebrity confessions '. Print Edition | Subscribe