Compiled by AMALINA AKASHAH, YIMIE YONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong action star Donnie Yen will be starring in the live-action version of Disney’s Mulan.
China Press reported that Yen will play Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan, who will be played by Chinese actress Liu Yifei.
Disney has set a release date for March 27, 2020.
It will be Yen’s second Disney film. In 2016, he played Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Yen is best known for starring in the Ip Man films, based on the true story of a Chinese martial artist and a teacher of Wing Chun.
Ip’s most famous student was Bruce Lee, who later became a martial arts icon.
> Malaysian Chinese want to see a robust economy, the same daily reported.
Based on surveys and observations, the issues the Chinese feel strongly about include development, economy, business environment, cost of living and public policies.
These issues will be the “determining factor” when they cast their votes on May 9.
> Taiwanese singer Wang Leehom and his wife may be expecting their third child, according to Sin Chew Daily.
A photo shared by Wang’s manager caught the attention of social media users, who pointed out that Li Jinglei appeared to be sporting a “bump” beneath her loose clothes.
Wang, 41, and Li married in 2013 and have two children.
The singer might announce the good news during his upcoming Beijing concert.
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.