Tony Chan top of the Canto-pops in satirical YouTube clip
with Alex Lo
Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen may have filed a High Court writ against the police for taking away confidential legal documents from his luxury home on The Peak. But to defend his good name he may have to take legal action against youtube.com.
This is because the most popular Canto-pop song these days is not, as usual, sung by one of our many musically challenged singers, but a three-minute satirical clip titled If I Were Chan Chun-chuen on the popular video website. The hilarious song deserves to be translated in full, but we are a bit worried about libel laws so let's not go there.
The clip, which has already been viewed 300,000 times, came out last week after Chan lost his epic probate battle over the multibillion estate of the late Chinachem Group tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. A top judge ruled that the will he produced bearing Wang's signature was fake.
The lyric manages to summarise the whole saga of the overly ambitious geomancer - who became a buyer of private jets, luxury homes, expensive food and haute couture labels - but may end up with a mammoth legal bill that may dwarf most of them.
It appears the only people who came out of this case a sure winner are likely to be the lawyers.
Last we checked, the clip was still available.