Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, C.ARUNO and R.ARAVINTAN
ANDY Lau was seen at his father’s wake on Tuesday afternoon, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Dressed in black, the 62-year-old Hong Kong singer got out from a black chauffeur-driven car with his Malaysian wife Carol Chu and daughter Hanna Lau before entering the funeral home.
The three held their palms together in a gesture of respect towards the media before getting into a lift to get to the first floor where the wake was being held.
It was reported that Lau Lai died peacefully at the age of 89 on Nov 20, surrounded by family members.
Lau Lai used to serve as a firefighter when he was young and later opened a snack shop to support his family.
Andy, who was about five years old back then, would often help his father out at the store. He once remarked that his father was the person he respected the most.
> Chinese actress Fan Bingbing made a rare comment of her being blacklisted in the entertainment industry in China following her tax evasion scandal, saying no one could save her apart from herself, the daily also reported.
“I made this journey slowly by myself. I feel that no one can save you except yourself. When you see a ray of hope, walk towards the light and only then will you be able to emerge from the mist,” she said when attending the 34th Singapore International Film Festival.Following her tax evasion scandal in 2018, the actress was unable to find roles in China as no filmmaker wanted to risk working with her.
The 42-year-old managed to make a comeback via a Korean film, Green Night, where she plays a Chinese woman trapped in an abusive life with her Korean husband. The role won her the Cinema Icon Award at the festival. Asked if her friends and family had abandoned her during the hard times, Fan replied in the negative.
“I still had a good life. None of my friends abandoned me. I was fortunate in this regard,” she said.
Fan had been finding it hard to continue her career in showbiz after being slapped with a 880 million yuan (RM540mil) fine, which was touted as one of China’s “biggest tax evasion penalties in history”.
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.