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Malaysian singer Victor Wong (pic) bagged two awards at the Global Chinese Music Awards in Macau, Sin Chew Daily reported.
His album Implication clinched the media recommended album award and he also took the most popular male singer award.
Other winners included Singapore’s JJ Lin, China’s Li Ronghao and Rainie Yang of Taiwan.
Wong is a Malaysian singer who has made his name in Taiwan and later in China, alongside Michael Wong, Penny Tai and Fish Leong.
The Global Chinese Music Awards is founded by seven Mandarin radio stations in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore in 2001. These radio stations include Hit FM, RTHK, East Radio Pop, Radio Guangdong, Beijing Yinyue Tai, Y.E.S. 93.3FM, and 988 FM.
> Two middle-aged Chinese nationals, a man and a woman, were seen borrowing money from the public to buy food at a tourist destination, China Press reported.
The couple promised to return the money the next day.
A member of the public posted his encounter with the couple on Facebook to warn others.
He said his colleagues had lent RM300 to the duo.
He later bumped into them again the next day at the same venue. They were again asking for money from others.
He confronted them and told the couple to return the money to his colleagues.
The report did not mention if they returned the money but the man posted photos of the Chinese nationals on social media.
>Taiwanese supermodel- turned-actress Lin Chi-ling is said to be a regular donor to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the same daily reported.
Since 2016, she has been regularly donating to the foundation to fund several projects. This included one contribution of nearly 10mil yuan (about RM6.19mil).
Her donations are mainly to fund the building of hostels for primary schools in rural areas of China.
Lin, who is famous for her role in the war drama Red Cliff, has always shared the progress of these projects on her Weibo.
She has also founded the Chiling Charitable Foundation, which provides financial aid to victims of earthquakes in Taiwan and Nepal, as well as gas explosion accidents in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.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.