Housekeeping

HK comedian Eric Tsang under fire from clients of cleaning company demanding refunds

Customers of a company, in which Hong Kong comedian Eric Tsang has a stake, are demanding refunds after she failed to fulfill her contract. — AFP photo

By Sylvia Looi

Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:24 MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 – Hong Kong comedian Eric Tsang is in the spotlight – for owning a 2% share in a company that people have started demanding refunds.

The company, which provides housekeeping services, developed an application Qingsong Daojia (Home Easy) which, at its peak, had two million customers and 3,000 service employees with an annual turnover of 50 million yuan (RM 32.95 million), Zao Bao reported.

The Covid-19 pandemic, however, severely affected its turnover and, coupled with staff departures, resulted in poor service provided to customers.

To make matters worse, it was learned in May that the majority shareholder had fled and in June staff left the company en masse, which prevented the company from effectively providing services to its customers.

The company had released a statement on July 19 that it had suspended all sales and services while it sorted out its financial issues.

She stressed that she was not suspending her operations.

Tsang, who is also chief executive of Hong Kong broadcaster TVB, has yet to publicly respond to the controversy.