A bad week for ...
The Chinese-American Democrat from Oregon said he would resign from the US Congress after allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter with a teenager, which he claimed was consensual. It's not the first time his behaviour has come into question. In January, seven staffers quit after Wu sent a picture of himself in a tiger costume to one employee and made an angry public speech. At the time he said he was upset after separating from his wife.
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen
The chief executive yesterday defended his governing team after criticism on Tuesday from Beijing's top man on Hong Kong affairs, Wang Guangya. His remark that colonial rule had trained civil servants to 'listen to the boss' and that they 'don't know how to be a boss' after the handover were seen as aimed at Tsang and other civil servants turned ministers. Exco convenor Leung Chun-ying weighed in on Friday, saying there should be more long-term planning. Tsang in a video clip on his Facebook page said key long-term policies had been rolled out in recent years.
Fresh from his British Open victory, the veteran golf tour favourite failed to make the cut at his homeland's biggest tournament, the Irish Open. Clarke crashed out after nosediving from four-under par to finish on one-over par in Killarney. There was talk that the likeable Northern Irishman might have indulged in a few too many pints of Guinness while celebrating his first ever lifting of one of golf's most treasured trophies, the Claret Jug. Who could blame him?