Compiled by DENISE KHOO, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
IN just two days after the King of Mandopop Jay Chou cancelled the Hong Kong leg of his world tour, Hong Kong singer Eason Chan (pic) has also announced that all 25 of his scheduled concerts there will be cancelled as well, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Chan’s Fear and Dreams Hong Kong Concert 19/20 was scheduled to be held between December and January.
It was supposed to mark the 45-year-old singer’s return to Hong Kong Coliseum after six years since he last performed there.
The move is expected to incur a loss of HK$18mil (RM9.59mil) in potential revenue.
The organiser, ESL Ltd, said the decision was made as they would not be able to ensure the safety of the audience.
It also apologised for not being able to guarantee a replacement concert and promised that ticket holders would be refunded.
Hong Kong has been embroiled in protests for democratic reforms for the past six months and street demonstrations have grown increasingly violent.
> To love and respect our parents is not only our responsibility, but it is also an important aspect of our culture, says National Union of Heads of Schools president Wong Sheet Fatt, the same daily reported.
“We must work together with families, parents and schools to let children understand the importance of filial piety, ” he said at an award ceremony of an essay-writing competition organised by the newspaper.
The theme of this year’s competition was “filial piety”.
Wong also urged schools to promote the value among students.
Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye said filial piety was also deeply embedded in Chinese culture.
He urged award recipients to be concerned about their parents’ welfare and not make them worry, adding that they should not be addicted to video games or stay up late, and should try to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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.