PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 July, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 July, 2003, 12:00am

'I drank a bit too much last night. Many people pushed me to drink, I was quite excited.' - Pro-government legislator Philip Wong Yu-hong explaining why he made a rude gesture with his middle finger to a crowd holding a candle-lit vigil outside the Legislative Council on Wednesday night.

'About 10 legislators shared a bottle of red wine, he was definitely not drunk.' - An anonymous legislator disputing Philip Wong's account.

'I wrote the law, I got the law passed and now I have the displeasure of enforcing it.' - Retired lawyer Winston Chu Ka-sun commenting on his role in putting the law in place that led to Wednesday's High Court ruling that will halt a government plan to reclaim the harbour off Wan Chai north.