City Digest

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 December, 2011, 12:00am


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Nina Wang gave me cash as gifts, Tony Chan says

Self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, who is being sued by Chinachem for more than HK$2 billion, said yesterday the payments were gifts from late businesswoman Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. Chan broke his silence at his brother's wedding banquet after Chinachem filed two writs on Friday asking the High Court to order Chan and his firm Offshore Group Holdings to return the three payments each of HK$688 million with interest. In the writs, the group says Chan took advantage of Wang when she was suffering from cancer. The group said in documents that the payments involved lucky numbers and the amounts were 'vastly out of proportion' to the benefit of any fung shui services Chan provided and should therefore be set aside. Chan said he was consulting lawyers.

Suspect in 2009 acid attack on lawyer in court

An unemployed man who is accused of conspiring on October 27, 2009, with eight others to throw sulphuric acid on barrister Neil Mitchell entered no plea and was remanded in custody in Eastern Court. Chan Lap-tak, 33, has been charged with conspiracy to throw corrosive fluid with intent to do grievous bodily harm. His case was adjourned to Friday.

Motorcyclist dies a day after crashing in Tai Po

A 21-year-old motorcyclist died in hospital after his motorbike crashed in Tai Wo Road, Tai Po, on Sunday. His pillion passenger, 20, was in serious condition in Prince of Wales Hospital.