Lawsuit payout given to quake relief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 July, 2008, 12:00am

Philanthropist Koo Ming-kown donated HK$600,000 to Sichuan earthquake relief yesterday after receiving the money from the Apple Daily in an out-of-court settlement over a defamation lawsuit. Mr Koo, the founder of Nam Tai Electronics, sued over libellous comments in a 2006 article in relation to his support for the gradual implementation of universal suffrage.