Compiled by AMALINA AKASHAH, YIMIE YONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association in Muar wants Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage recognition for its high pole lion dance, Oriental Daily reported.
Association chairman Lee Yong Pin submitted the application form to Malaysia’s National Heritage Department.
The application was proposed by the Han Culture Centre Malaysia with the support of the department.
The Government acknowledged the high pole lion dance as national heritage in 2007.
> Hong Kong Cantopop queen Joey Yung broke up with singer Wilfred Lau after being together for five years, China Press reported.
It is learnt that Yung has been busy taking care of her sickly mother while Lau is busy preparing for his upcoming concert.
Many felt Yung and Lau were a poor match because of the disparity in their career achievements.
Yung has been a regular winner at Hong Kong’s major music awards since her debut in 1999, while Lau is seen as being less popular.
> A Buddhist abbot in China’s Hebei province filed a proposal at the National People’s Congress to end bear bile farming in the country, Oriental Daily reported.
Shi Ming Hai also suggested total elimination of the industry by 2035.
It is seen by activists as a cruel system designed to extract bile from the gall bladders of living bears.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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