Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, MEI MEI CHU and R. ARAVINTHAN
MALAYSIAN singer Fish Leong has reportedly divorced her Taiwanese businessman husband Tony Chao.
China Press quoted the Taiwan Apple Daily report as saying that the couple had faced marriage problems six months ago and their divorce was due to Chao’s relationship with a former colleague.
However, Chao dismissed the report on his divorce.
“There was no affair or no divorce. It’s common for couples to have quarrels, ” he said.
“I don’t know who spread these rumours.”
When Leong returned to Malaysia to promote her album last month, her management firm restricted the media from asking any personal questions or those related to her husband.
Leong and Chao began dating after being introduced to each other by her manager.
They married in Boracay in the Philippines in 2010 and Leong gave birth to their son Anderson Chao in 2014.
> Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has called on pro-democracy protesters and authorities to put a stop to the violence.
Hong Kong’s richest man made the plea through advertisements in several newspapers, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
The Chinese city has been hit by political turmoil in recent months over the proposed extradition Bill which was suspended following violent protests.
One published advertisement read “love China, love Hong Kong and love yourself” as well as “love freedom, be tolerant and obey the law”.
He signed off as “a Hong Kong citizen Li Ka-shing”.
There was also another version of the advertisement which cited a Chinese idiom from a Tang Dynasty’s poem which referred to the story of Empress Wu Zetian’s son Li Xian who asked his mother not to harm his brothers for political power.
A spokesperson for Li later said Li believes Hong Kong’s prosperity hinged on the principle of “one country, two systems”.
“The road to hell is often paved with good intentions, ” the spokesperson quoted Li as saying.
“We need to be mindful of unintended consequences.”
• 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.