M’sian in race for Tai­wan hon­our

Penny Tai nom­i­nated for Best Pro­ducer Award

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AMEI, Julia Peng, Faye, Lala Hsu and Amuyi Lu have been nom­i­nated for Best Fe­male Vo­cal­ist in Tai­wan’s Golden Melody Awards this year, Ori­en­tal Daily re­ported. Malaysian songstress Penny Tai (pic) has been nom­i­nated for the Best Pro­ducer Award for Koala Liu’s al­bum ti­tled Ex­traOr­di­nary.

In an­nounc­ing the full list of nom­i­nees, the judges also noted that Ste­fanie Sun, who re­cently re­leased her al­bum No. 13 – A Danc­ing Van Gogh, and A-Lin did not make the cut.

Nom­i­nees for Best Male Vo­cal­ist were Eason Chan, JJ Lin, Nicky Lee, Haor and Sung Nien-yu.

The award pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony will be held on June 23.

> A group of Chi­nese tourists in Viet­nam was asked to change their T-shirts fea­tur­ing the nine-dash line, re­fer­ring to the de­mar­ca­tion line used by China that claims al­most the en­tirety of the South China Sea, re­ported Nanyang Siang Pau.

Air­port po­lice no­ticed their T-shirts when the 14 tourists, who ar­rived at Cam Ranh In­ter­na­tional Air­port from Xi’an, China, were go­ing through Im­mi­gra­tion.

The tourists said they pur­chased the T-shirts from a mar­ket in China.

South China Sea is a sub­ject of ter­ri­to­rial dis­pute be­tween China and its South-East Asian neigh­bours.

> Cruz, the third son of David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, is said to be tak­ing part in a tal­ent search in South Korea, re­ported Sin Chew Daily.

The 13-year-old was said to have au­di­tioned for a new 10-per­son boy band called The Man.

South Korean artiste agency Stardium said it was do­ing pre­lim­i­nary re­view of in­ter­na­tional par­tic­i­pants and was not sure yet if Cruz was in­deed one of them.

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