A bad week for ...
Hayley Chan Hei-man
A collision with a sailing dinghy while training in Britain put the windsurfer, one of Hong Kong's best prospects for an Olympic medal, in hospital with three broken ribs. Her coach, Rene Appel, who rescued her from the water, said: 'She is applying the same focus and determination to recovery as she does to training.' The Olympics start on July 27 and the chances of her recovering in time are slim.
Joseph Lau Luen-hung
His company Chinese Estates Holdings could lose its La Scala luxury residential development after a court found it had paid a HK$20 million bribe to Macau's former public works minister Ao Man-long. Chinese Estates believes it can file an appeal if the site is seized, but that is unlikely to assure those who have bought 300 homes in the 4,000-flat development. Lau's company is estimated to have ploughed HK$20 billion into the site.
The former chief of Singapore's Civil Defence Force appeared in court on sex-for-favours corruption charges involving female executives pitching for business. Trysts allegedly took place in car parks, at a golf course and a sports arena. In return, Lim handed out lucrative contracts. Lim, 51, who was fired in February, did not enter a plea and is free on S$10,000 (HK$60,400) bail.