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Monday August 19, 2013 MYT 9:46:00 AM
Monday August 19, 2013 MYT 9:57:26 AM
by tan sin chow, rahimy rahim, AND a.raman
SPIRITUAL adviser to the stars, Master Chou Kin Nam, popularly known as Bai Long Wang, has died, reported China Press.
The 76-year-old died at about 7am on Saturday with his family members and children at his side at the Bai Long Wang Temple in Surasak Sri Racha, Chonburi, Thailand.
He had earlier requested to go home after being hospitalised for respiratory complications. Family member s earlier thought that he was recuperating as he was in good spirits on the day he was brought home.
Many Hong Kong and Taiwanese A-listers, including Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, Nat Chan, Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Richie Jen, and Shu Qi, are said to have sought his blessings and career advice.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that actor Edison Chen was planning to return to the big screen after he was seen meeting with veteran actor Eric Tsang in Hong Kong.
He quit showbiz after his liaisons with several A-list female celebrities, including Cecilia Cheung, came to light in 2008.
When asked by a reporter over the matter, Tsang said that it was just “coffee talk”.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that many Chinese associations and guilds had expressed disappointment
over the tense relationship between Dong Zong (United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia) and Jiao Zong (United Chinese School Teachers Association).
They hoped that the leaders of the two associations would reconcile and move on.
Representatives of Chinese associations and guilds felt that Dong Zong and Jiao Zong intended to go against one another over the findings in the preliminary report of the National Education Blueprint 201 3-2025.
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