A Bad Week for ... , June 9, 2013
Titus Wong Koon-ho
The former Wan Chai divisional police commander was jailed for a year for misconduct and accused of lying in court. Magistrate Adriana Tse condemned Wong for showing no remorse. He was convicted of receiving discounts and whisky worth HK$5,500 from a restaurant in exchange for turning a blind eye to it serving alcohol without a licence. He was responsible for advising the Liquor Licensing Board on whether to grant licences.
The organiser of the annual June 4 vigil promised to strengthen ties with other activists next year in light of criticism and a split among protesters. The organisers also upset a mainland victims' group and dropped part of their slogan, "Love the country, love the people", after it was criticised as stupid. To cap it all the rally was cut short by a downpour.
The disgraced former railways minster goes on trial today in one of biggest corruption cases on the mainland for years. His lawyer implied Liu would plead guilty, saying he would press for a "more lenient sentence" for "many reasons".