Bob Lam Chi Poh admits being ignored by TVB

Heidi Hsia
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31 Dec – Bob Lam Chi Po recently admitted that he was not surprised that TVB was ruthless when it comes to their treatment of him despite the 11 years of his life that he gave to the company.

In an interview with Mingpao recently, the TV personality, who spoke about the loss of his wife Shirley Dong, stated that it was one thing that TVB refused to renew his contract despite his wife's health condition at the time, but that they even ignored her funeral after her death.

"A company does not need to be humane. A company is a commercial organisation, not a charity. However, the entertainment news station did send a wreath. I think the human touch is in people, not in the company. Having a human touch in a company is just a bonus," he said.

Despite TVB's treatment, Bob said that he did meet a lot of good people at work while he was in the company, including former colleagues Mayanne Mak, Jarvis Chow, and Jonathan Cheung.

"Although TVB did not send any wreaths or condolences, these colleagues did come. I will always remember them as real friends," he said.

Bob also stated that he was helped by many people in the circle during the tough period, from celebrities like Louis Koo, Steven Ma, Liza Wang, and Dicky Cheung, to several others who had secretly assisted him financially when he was still seeking treatment for Shirley prior to her passing. Shirley passed away after her fight from a rare cancer called Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) in October this year.

"I am really grateful to have this group of people accompanying me and my wife on this road," he added.

(Photo Source: Mingpao)