Hong Kong actor Chow’s mum dies in her sleep at 98

  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Mar 2020


HONG Kong actor Chow Yun-fat’s (pic) mother Chan Lai-fong died in her sleep at the age of 98, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Due to concerns over the Covid-19 outbreak, only close friends and family were invited to the wake.

Chan was a vegetable farmer and cleaning lady in her early days.

News about her demise on Feb 13 came through Chow’s wife Jasmine Tan.

The ashes were interred at her hometown on Lamma Island.

Chow, 64, is known internationally for his role as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

> Teacher training colleges will not be taking UEC graduates or accepting Chinese Language teacher trainees this year but applicants are still allowed to pick Chinese language as a minor subject, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Chinese Language Council chairman Datuk Wang Hong Cai explained that the new move was being done as applicants tended to pick “hot” subjects such as Chinese language, Science and Mathematics.

This had caused a dearth in teachers specialising in Bahasa Malaysia, Music and Arts at SJKCs, he told reporters on Saturday.

Wang said that only 1,054 out of 1,460 places allocated to SJKC trainee teachers were filled last year because applicants tended to pick popular subjects.

He urged SPM school leavers who wanted to be teachers to choose one of the less popular subjects and pick Chinese language as a minor subject.

According to the Education Ministry’s application website for teacher training, certain subjects for the various school streams would not be open for 2020.

For example, applicants for SJKs would not be able to apply for Mathematics, Science or Music this year.

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.

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