Walter Kwok blackmail

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 February, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 February, 1999, 12:00am

Judge Toh praised Mr Kwok for coming forward and reporting the crime. However, an earlier episode, in which Mr Kwok was kidnapped by 'Big Spender' Cheung Tze-keung and his gang, went unreported.

In September 1997, Mr Kwok was taken from his car in Repulse Bay and kept in a hut in Fanling by Cheung. After putting Mr Kwok in a small wooden box and then beating him, Cheung accepted $600 million in ransom.

Details of the case came out during Cheung and his gang's trial in Guangzhou last year. Mr Kwok did not report the kidnap and has never commented on it.