Malaysian singers shine in HK music awards

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006

MALAYSIAN singers continue to shine in the Chinese entertainment industry by sweeping major awards at the TVB8 Golden Music Awards in Hong Kong, China Press reported. 

The daily reported that Ipoh-born Michael Wong, who won the Best of the Year’s Top 10 Songs last year, emerged as one of the biggest winners at the ceremony last Sunday. 

The 36-year-old singer won awards for the Top 10 Songs of the Year, Best Composer/Singer and Best Lyricist.  

Another Malaysian, Gary Chaw Ge, won the Best Newcomer award, beating Tank from Taiwan and Liu Wei from China. 

> The Chinese media also reported a war of words between Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin and Gecinta Bhd, which has built a monument in Nilai in memory of Malayan heroes involved in the resistance against the Japanese Occupation between 1941 and 1945.  

Sin Chew Daily, Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press reported Zainuddin as saying that he was uncomfortable with the monument in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, as well as another one in Sarawak. 

He said the monuments commemorated communist terrorists of the country.  

In response, Gecinta chairman Quek Jin Teck said the monuments were not to remember communists but those who died protecting the country from the Japanese. 

He said it was wrong to label the Chinese who were involved in the resistance against the Japanese as members of the Communist Party of Malaya.  

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