Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, CLARISSA CHUNG and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong Cantopop star Andy Lau has revealed for the first time on television the details of his 33-year relationship with his Malaysian wife Carol Chu, reported China Press.
The 57-year-old said on “A Date with Lu Yu” programme that he and Chu only decided in 1997 to be together for the rest of their lives despite having known each other since 1986.
They married in 2008 and have a seven-year-old daughter.
Lau said they enjoyed a strong relationship as they had many things in common, including their personality and perspective on life.
“I am doing well and we can protect and hide our relationship well without much effort. We seldom have any misunderstanding since we became a couple,” he said.
Lau said when they did quarrel, he would write down his feelings and the reasons for his outburst but jokingly added that his wife did not care to either read them or respond to him.
Lau, known as one of Hong Kong’s Heavenly Kings, said while they would talk about holding a wedding ceremony, they both agreed that it was old-fashioned.
Asked about the kind of ending he would want for himself, Lau said: “My daughter would marry. I don’t know (if my wife and I would hold a wedding together with my daughter). I have never thought about it.”
> Sin Chew Daily reported that following the arrest of 58-year-old Future Land Development Holdings Limited founder Wang Zhenhua for sexual harassment, the price of the company’s shares dropped 10% at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Since the scandal broke, the company had announced that Wang’s son, Wang Xiaosong, had been appointed as the new chairman although the older Wang would remain as executive director.
Media reports said Wang was detained on June 29 for allegedly harassing a nine-year-old girl at a five-star hotel in Shanghai.
The girl’s mother had lodged a police report, claiming that her daughter was taken from their home in Jiangsu by a family friend to the Shanghai hotel, where the child was “attacked”.
Wang was listed on Forbes’ top 400 wealthiest persons in China in 2018 with a net worth of 17 billion yuan (RM10bil).
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.