Compiled by DIYANA PFORDTEN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
SINGER Fish Leong is confirmed to be joining Ze Shan Music and Entertainment, the brainchild of veteran music producer Sam Chen, reports Sin Chew Daily.
Chen, who is the former chairman and CEO of Warner Music Chinese Mandarin Group, confirmed this on Sunday.
“I have always admired her. She is like an unpolished diamond yet to be discovered. I believe our cooperation will allow the diamond to shine brilliantly in the music scene, ” Chen said.
The move was seen as an attempt to help Leong, a Malaysian, to finally clinch a Golden Melody Award, which she had been nominated for six times but had failed to win in her 21-year music career.
According to Leong’s manager, “the time is ripe” for cooperation between Leong and Chen.
“Fish had always admired him but never found a chance to work with him before. Apart from working together with old comrades-in-arms, she will also receive the support from new artistes, ” he said.
Chen reportedly has more than 30 years of experience in producing music and has worked with other big names such as Jolin Tsai, A-mei, Na Ying, Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin.
He left Warner Music in 2019 to set up Ze Shan Music and Entertainment in May 2020.
Leong, who originally hails from Negri Sembilan, is known by fans as the Queen of Love Ballads and has sold more than 18 million records in her career.
> A seven-year-old boy from Taiwan was pronounced dead after being slammed onto the ground 27 times by his judo instructor, reports Sin Chew Daily.
The boy’s family members held a press conference on April 23 on the matter, accusing the 67-year-old judo instructor of killing the boy.
Video footage of the incident showed the instructor executing a shoulder throw on the boy multiple times.
Despite repeated cries of “my leg, my leg!” by the young boy, the instructor refused to stop until the boy was unable to get up.
The boy’s uncle, who was present at that time, claimed the instructor refused to listen to the boy’s pleas.
The instructor reportedly told the boy: “Stop faking it and get up or I will continue to throw you down.”
True to his word, the instructor threw the boy over his shoulder another eight times before the boy lost consciousness.
The parent of another judo student immediately called an ambulance which rushed the boy to hospital.
However. the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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.