Top 3 Social Media Stories in August: No Thor Love and Thunder for Malaysian Marvel Fans

Social media is a platform where we obtain news and information. They are sometimes faster than the tabloids making them essential for every one of us. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok are among our favourites. These applications serve us with the latest trends and viral news. 

Over the week, there have been plenty of hot stories that you might have heard of. In a day, there must be news that goes viral on these platforms. It would be impossible for you to miss out on the trending news. As you are scrolling down your Twitter feed, you might encounter at least one or two stories that would be trending. 

We would be looking into the top 3 trending local news over the week that might have passed by your social media. Stay with us until the end to find out what happened this week!


1. It’s Confirmed! GSC Confirms “Thor: Love and Thunder” Would Not Be Released in Malaysia

It’s Confirmed! GSC Confirms “Thor: Love and Thunder” Would Not Be Released in Malaysia

If you are a fan of Marvel Cinematic Studio (MCU), you probably have heard of this. Yes, the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok will officially not be aired in cinemas. The decision was made by Disney itself and has been confirmed by GSC that the long-awaited moment is now over. The movie was supposed to meet the fans on 7 July 2022 but later was given a new date which is on 21 July 2022. 

After waiting for a few weeks, fans were disappointed with the news that the date had been changed for the second time and the status was TBA or “To Be Announced”. The waiting was finally over when GSC announced the movie’s status on Twitter. 

Many fans expressed their disappointment through social media, but most are from Twitter users. We truly understand the hardships and excitement they have been through, only to be surprised with such news. Netizens began to speculate that this is an outcome of the decision from Malaysia’s film censorship board (LPF) that disapproved of the screening of another Disney movie, “Lightyear”. They said they did not make the decision, but it was by the distributors. 

2. Woman, 23, Reportedly Fell From The Fourth Floor Of Suria KLCC

Woman, 23, Reportedly Fell From The Fourth Floor Of Suria KLCC

Our second news of the week happened on the second day of August. This devastating news happened in Suria KLCC and received numerous responses from social media users. A woman aged 23 was reported to have fallen from the fourth floor of the shopping mall. The incident happened around 9:38 pm, and there were witnesses at that moment. 

The victim was reported to walk around the floor and suddenly climbed onto the railing before she fell. According to the Dang Wangi police chief Assistant Commissioner Noor Dellhan Yahaya, they received a call at 9:45 pm stating the incident. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. 

This incident became viral on Twitter and Instagram, and many responses have been received regarding it. Some of them suggested that Suria KLCC management install safety nets on each floor to prevent such incidents from occurring. This incident impacted everyone who was present when the accident happened. 

3. Malaysia’s Badminton Mixed Team Beats India and Wins Gold in Commonwealth Games 2022

Malaysia's Badminton Mixed Team Beats India and Wins Gold in Commonwealth Games 2022

3 August 2022 should be a date to be remembered by our local badminton fans. It was a date when Malaysia’s mixed team managed to win against India in Commonwealth Games 2022. Fans said that this is they avenged their loss 4 years ago in Gold Coast against the same opponent. 

Our national Olympic heroes, Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, contributed to our first win against Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shett. Malaysia won the first set by 21-18 and the second set by 21-15. In the second game, Goh Jin Wei gave her best performance in this edition before being defeated by Pusarla V. Sidhu.

Our second win was contributed by men’s single player, Ng Tze Yong. His all-out performance against the world’s former number 1 player, Kidambi Srikanth, provided Malaysia with our second win. Lastly, the most exciting game was played by our women’s double players, Pearly Tan and M.Thinaah. After such competitive and thrilling sets against Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela, they ended this series with 21-18, 21-17, indicating the third win for Malaysia and the overall winner of the mixed competition. 

Malaysia's Badminton Mixed Team Beats India and Wins Gold in Commonwealth Games 2022

These national heroes should be appreciated even more, and we are glad to see unstoppable love and support from the fans. Not all heroes wear capes, and sometimes they hold a badminton racket in their hands.

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