Fish Leong back in the dating game


Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, AIN NADJWA and R. ARAVINTHAN

MALAYSIAN singer Fish Leong (pic) is dating again after her divorce with Tony Chao last year, China Press reported.

The 42-year-old revealed in a press conference on her upcoming world tour concert on Tuesday that she had visited Lungshan Temple in Taipei recently to seek “advice” from the god of matchmaking (yue lao) on her love life.

Leong said she received an amulet from the temple with the hope that it would bring her luck.

Asked whether it had yielded results, she said she was seeing someone and everything had gone well so far.

“We have gone out for a date and coffee. But we have not gone into a steady relationship yet.

“I’m looking forward to a new love life. I hope to find someone who loves sports and leads a healthy lifestyle.

“But I will not tolerate someone who is not punctual, ” she added.

Leong revealed that she suffered from depression after her divorce but saw psychology experts to help her recover from the episode.

Leong married Chao, a wine merchant, in Boracay in the Philippines in February 2010. They have a six-year-old son.



> Sin Chew Daily reported that seven Chinese nationals were rescued by the police after they were kidnapped and tortured by syndicates outside of China.

The daily cited reports quoting the Chongqing municipal government as saying that the syndicates lured the victims to travel to a casino in a South-East Asian country.

The culprits then placed the victims under surveillance and made them lose all their money and borrowings from the syndicates.

They captured, chained and beat the victims until they were forced to contact their families back in China to pay ransoms for their release.

The Chongqing police said they worked with their counterparts in South-East Asia to cripple two syndicates and detained 121 people.

They said some 290 people fell for the gambling scam involving an estimated 70 million yuan (RM43.5mil).

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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