Stars pray for the victims of the Qinghai earthquake
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Many media will assist with the event. Yesterday TVB, ATV, Cable, Phoenix Satellite, Radio and Television Hong Kong, Commercial Radio, Metro Radio, PCCW and now Broadband sent representatives to attend the press conference. Aside from organizers Tsang Chi Wai and Chan Ka Seung, many artists personally attended the press conference. They included Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Denise Ho Wan Si, Sherman Chung Shu Man, Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi, Edmond Leung Hong Man, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Liza Wong Ming Chuen, Paw Hee Ching and others. However, from the four major record companies only Pakho Chau attended. Universal did not send a single representative.
Universal's Andy Liu explained that because they only found out about the press conference yesterday morning, they did not have enough time to arrange for singers to attend. However most Universal singers will attend tonight's Radio Hong Kong recording. They will include Alan Tam Wing Lung, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Kelly Chen Wai Lam, Hacken Lee Hak Kun, Kay Tse On Kay and others. As long as they were in Hong Kong they would attend. Eric Suen Yiu Wai and Hins Cheung King Hin could not attend because they were out of town. he stressed that Universal will fully support this performance. Chi Wai expressed that he did not know no Universal representative was present at the press conference and believed that the notice reached the company too late. He welcomed any company to attend. As for TVB and Universal's royalty issue remained unresolved. Will the full version air? Chi Wai expressed it definitely will without any edit.
Yeung Chin Wa will participate in tonight's recording but she will be on a goodwill visit in Africa Saturday so she will not be able the performance. After she returned she would see what else she could help with. Ho Wan Si will attend the performance but so far she had no idea about what to perform. She would not mind doing anything at all, even if she just stood around. Cheng Hei Yi expressed that she did not know what she could do yet but will definitely coordinate; in days she and William Chan Wai Ting will work in Malaysia so they will not attend the performance. Ah Jeh expressed that yesterday she represented the Pak Wo organization. She pointed out that the Cantonese Opera scene has been the busiest in recent months but she has always worked with the Performing Artist Guild, so she came to see what she could help with. Law Kar Ying was in the Mainland and could not attend. Lam Kin Ngok who donated 1 million to the production expressed that he was a part of show business and was only doing his part, but he believed that in the end he would donate even more.
Former TVB producer Chin Kwok Wai who was involved in the Stephen Chan Chi Wan corruption case will direct the show. Yesterday he arrived at the press conference and left after two minutes. He said that he was focusing on work. As for whether Chan Chi Wan will participate, he expressed that would wait for the event arrangement.