The nation, May 14, 1996. Bangkok, Thailand: Teresa Teng a Kuomintang spy?

KimGooi Photojournalist

Teresa Teng a Kuomintang spy?
Special Report for The nation, May 14, 1996. Bangkok, Thailand
All photos by Kim Gooi

In a special report for The Nation, Kim Gooi in Chiang Mai pursues certain disturbing questions that have not been answered, a year after the mysterious death of internationally-acclaimed singer, Teresa Teng.

Teng’s death has drawn scores of investigative journalists to Chiang Mai, searching for a sensational clue to the possibility of foul play and murder. A popular source of information for all these investigations has been Yang Yi Shan, owner of a jade shop in Chiang Mai and a close confidant and friend of the deceased. Yang, who is from the peninsular Malaysian city of Ipoh, opened a successful jade and jewellery shop there – Teng’s love for jade and ruby drew her to Yang’s shop, and the famous singer became her best client and best friend.

Click this link to read more on the Special Report.

Mdm Yang and her husband in her jade shop

M Uzaki: standing right holding camera

Madam Yang Yi Shan

Highly skilled jade carver in Yang’s Chiang Mai shop

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