Hard labour for tycoon's daughter-in-law

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 November, 2008, 12:00am

Amid the financial downturn, there's at least one bit of good news for Henderson Land tycoon Lee Shau-kee. It was confirmed last week that his son Martin Lee Ka-shing and daughter-in-law Cathy Chui Chi-kei are expecting again.

The news was released after local reporters tailed Chui to the Lee-funded Union Hospital in Sha Tin and she was also seen at a Buddhist event for blessing recently. Apparently, Chui has been pregnant for almost three months.

She gave grandpa Lee his first grandchild last July - a girl, so you can bet he's got his fingers crossed for a boy. He has expressed in the past a desire to have eight to 10 grandchildren. If that's true and the influential father-in-law gets his way, Chui may not have to work another day, but can expect years of labour.