Elsie Tu

No evidence for baseless claim

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 February, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 February, 1997, 12:00am


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I refer to the article in the South China Morning Post, January 21, headlined, 'Top Democrat attacks Elsie Tu's CIA claim'.

I wish to assure Martin Lee that I would not dare to report such a libellous claim to any newspaper and I would consider any newspaper that printed such a report to be irresponsible.

It is correct that I was interviewed by an Australian reporter, but I had no record as to which newspaper he represented, hence my denial that I had spoken to the reporter.

I have no evidence that Mr Lee is an agent for the CIA.

I know there was a rumour in the local press during an election some years ago to that effect.

That rumour was not spread by me, was not in my constituency and if I remember correctly Mr Lee denied it and it was never repeated.

ELSIE TU Kowloon