Simon Yam News: April-June 2001
May 7, 2001
Simon Yam with friend Pansy Ho (daughter of Macau casino magnate
Stanley Ho, public relations executive and socialite) at a golfing event.
Image (above): Apple Daily
Simon Yam Donates Thousands to School
April 25, 2001 Simon Yam has donated HK $50,000 to an elementary school in
Shenyang, China. Sanney translated the following quotes from Simon on the
contribution: "I've been making a lot of trips to the Mainland these past few
years and I've noticed that the schools in rural communities are in really bad
shape. So, I decided to help them out. Recently, I found out that the local
government in Shenyang was trying to raise money to build a school so I
donated some of my money. Actually, HK$50,000 is not enough. I plan to
organize some fund raising events to raise HK$200,000! I've always valued
education. Moreover, when I play golf, I meet with a lot of businessmen and
they have donated many books, paper and stationery to the school. It's helped
cut down on expenses. I also plan to have a small library built for the school
so the children can learn more."
ATV Criticized For 'Legend's' Suicide Storyline
April 12: The HK Broadcasting Authority has given ATV a "warning" over an
episode of Legend: A Dream Named Desire that aired on January 29th.
The complaint was directed at the suicide of the character Chris' son, and the
negative message it conveyed to the audience about overcoming problems.
The press release notes that only the parents grief, particularly the father
(played by Simon Yam) countered the tragic effect of the young boy's
death, but it was still not strong enough.
Maria Cordero Interviews Simon Yam
Image: Oriental Daily
Recently Simon Yam was interviewed on Maria Cordero's cable show,
reminiscing about his show business career.
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