Malaysian journalist wins literary award


Compiled by C. ARUNO, SIRA HABIBI and R. ARAVINTHAN

A MALAYSIAN journalist won Best News Report in the 10th Xing Yun Chinese literary awards recently for her piece on comfort women in Korea, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Lim Yin Min, a reporter with the daily, bagged a 20,000 Taiwanese dollar (RM2,889) prize and a trophy for her report titled “They Carry Heavy Burdens, Please Let Them Down Gently”.

The story was written based on Lim’s interviews in Korea last year and it provided readers with lesser-known perspectives from women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the two world wars.

The results were announced on Oct 21 and the awards ceremony will be held on Dec 13 at Taiwan’s Fo Guang Shan monastery.

> Veteran Hong Kong actor Bowie Wu was revealed to have acted in a softcore pornography film early in his career in the 1970s, the daily also reported.

The 88-year-old, who usually takes on fatherly roles in Hong Kong drama, appeared partially nude in a 1977 film called Starlets For Sale.In one of the scenes, Wu’s character had sex with one of the movie’s female stars.

The revelation prompted many fans to joke that they had never “seen this side of him before”.

When asked about the role in a recent interview, Wu told fans not to be surprised as it was not unusual for actors to experiment with different roles in their career.

Starlets For Sale is a story about the decadent lifestyle in the entertainment industry and how young actresses would sell their bodies in pursuit of fame and riches.

The movie is one of Hong Kong’s Category III films, under which violent or sexually explicit films fall.

> Hong Kong singer Eason Chan warned fans not to fall for scams purportedly selling tickets for his concert, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Chan’s company issued a statement saying that a company had claimed that it would be organising a concert for the singer scheduled to be held on March 28,2021.

It reminded fans not to believe the purported organiser and not to part with their money.

According to the statement, there has yet to be any announcement on Chan’s concert in 2021 or after.

It was earlier reported that several groups of scammers have been popping up in China since May purportedly selling tickets for Chan’s concerts.

Chan had to issue several statements denying that they were real.

He was originally supposed to kick off his Fear and Dreams world tour in Hong Kong last year but was forced to cancel all 25 of them due to prolonged street protests in the city.

The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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