A Bad Week for ... , February 24, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 1:50am

Chan Kam-lam

The veteran Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker is emerging as the quiet man of the Legislative Council - and not in a good way. He hasn't put down a single motion or raised one question since the new Legco term started in October, a survey by the Post found. "If we ask too many questions now, it might be more difficult to raise queries [later]," Chan said.


Hilary Mantel

The British author found herself under fire for her remarks about Prince William's wife, Catherine. Politicians, newspapers and the public slammed the double Man Booker Prize winner for her remarks on Middleton's slender figure and "plastic" smile. Mantel insisted her comments were misinterpreted and were intended as an attack on the royal system, not the duchess. Even British Prime Minister David Cameron called Mantel's remarks "misguided".


Rory McIlroy

The world's No 1 golfer was sent packing in stunning fashion on the first day of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship - his first PGA Tour appearance of the year. The Northern Irishman was ousted by his pal Shane Lowry of Ireland, whose comment on the upset was: "I'm not here for no reason. I'm not here to make up the numbers." McIlroy was in good company - Tiger Woods was eliminated on the first day, too.