RM367k judgement day for Suki Low delayed
BY STEVEN PATRICK
Suki Low woke up early Monday morning ready for closure on one part of her pop career, so she could move on with her life—but it wasn't to be.
After eight months of waiting, the singer's court verdict on her contract battle has been postponed until 9th August. Daily Chilli spoke to Suki on 30th July at the high court, where she was hoping for a decision that would let her get on with it.
It's obvious the suspense is killing her. Watch the video below for her feedback.
The One In A Million reality show winner has said she's out RM367,575 on an agreement that's gone horribly wrong. Last December she sued her management company Galaxy Music for misrepresentation and breach of contract—and she wants her money back.
Now 22, Suki claimed she paid what Galaxy Music wanted, based on a non-written understanding that they would produce her album for an international audience. Galaxy Music did record her Mandarin CD, Ladies Night, but after its Malaysian release in 2009, the album failed to reach China and Taiwan.
"The average cost of recording a local album is RM60,000, so why did mine cost RM367,575 when there was no marketing or promotion for the release of the album overseas?" she told DC. "I was shown invoices for RM200,000 for studio time and producing my three videos in Taiwan, but where did the rest go?"
She said Galaxy Music did hire Jae-Chong, who's written and produced for Coco Lee and Stanley Huang, to work on three tracks for her album at a fee of RM15,000 a song. But added that she wasn't given a detailed account of those and other expenses, so the figures don't add up.
Published: 31st July 2012