DJ accused of molest: Time to move on

DJ accused of molest: Time to move on

On Saturday, UFM 100.3 FM's musical director Ken Low hosted his first K-pop show in six months.

At the Leessang showcase held at Shanghai Dolly at Clarke Quay, Low, better known as Ah Ken, appeared happy to be back.

Since 2010, he has been the emcee for most of the K-pop events here involving celebrities such as Hyun Bin and groups like FT Island and Girls' Generation.

He took a break from hosting in May after news broke that he was facing two charges in Malaysia of assault or use of criminal force with intent to outrage a person's modesty, during a hen party in Kuala Lumpur.

Low, a Malaysian with Singapore permanent residency, said the Malaysian courts will rule on Dec 20 whether he has to make his defence.

In his first interview since news of his court case broke, he told The New Paper how much he had missed his work.

Low, 28, said: "My company asked if I was ready to come back and do shows, but I told them that I wasn't.

"For the first two months, I didn't feel like talking to anyone at all. I couldn't handle it, I needed time and space to myself.

"But now I have decided not to let the incident be the focus of my life. Instead, I'm going to use the time to better my life or the lives of the people I care about.

"I won't call this (hosting the Leessang showcase) a comeback. It's more like starting afresh because it's just time to move on."

When he went back on air on Oct 20, he said he received text messages from listeners, such as "we miss you", "welcome back" and "thanks for coming back".

He was so touched that he cried in the studio when he read the messages, he said.

"To the fans who were disappointed because they thought I had abandoned my work, I'm sorry."

Last month, he said he had turned down requests from his friends and relatives to host their weddings as he did not want news about him to upstage the happy occasions.

"But I love being on stage. On stage, I'm happy. I love the energy, the engagement with the audience and I like interviewing people," Low said.

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