United Nations

Woman hopes son will find peace

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 December, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 December, 1995, 12:00am

HOUSEWIFE Wu Law Oi-yee is reluctant to predict events beyond 1997 even though her newborn boy may live to 2074, according to United Nations estimates.

The mother of the 3.7-kilogram baby, who arrived at 10.48 am yesterday, said: 'I can't imagine what things will be like in 1997. I can't stretch my imagination that far.

'Everybody is working for his own interests, but I hope he can find his peace in a confusing world,' the 34-year-old mother said of her baby, who has yet to be named.

The boy is the second child of Mrs Wu and her engineer husband.

'I hope he will be a happy and healthy person. He doesn't need to be rich or very intelligent,' she said at the Tsan Yuk Hospital in Western.

'I want him to find happiness, that's the most important element in life.' The mother was sceptical of Hong Kong being top of the world in terms of life expectancy.

'Why is it Hong Kong? I think people here face tremendous work pressure.'