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Regina Ip's not currying any favour with this one

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 5:16am

If you live next door to Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, make sure you tell her before you cook a curry.

But that's not necessarily because she likes the spicy, aromatic concoction and might seek an invitation.

"Some people do not like [people] next door cooking curry - the smell might affect one's neighbours. Sometimes you should think twice [before cooking it]," she told a Commercial Radio programme yesterday.

The executive councillor and legislator was drawing an analogy to a leaked memo revealing that the government was requiring officials to consider mainlanders' sentiment when formulating policies.

She said this was necessary because people should "take care of their neighbours", just as they should when cooking a meal that might assail sensitive noses.

Her comments however left a bad smell with a campaigner for minority rights who works with curry-loving South Asians.

Fermi Wong Wai-fun, of Unison Hong Kong, said Ip's comparison was politically insensitive.

"She should have considered other people's feelings before she implied there is something negative about the smell of curry," Wong said. "It's not a good example."

Ip gave no clue as to whether she personally liked to tuck into a curry. But a search on restaurant guide OpenRice showed such dishes - much beloved of British colonials - still seem popular in Hong Kong.

More than 100 restaurants had the word curry in their names - not counting scores more that listed the dish on their menus.


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this ugly old bit*h..........her lower body is much more bad smell than of slated dryed fish...... she the W*fe of every body before British now mainlanders...
the sun also rises
maybe this former notorious Broomhead should seriously consider withdraw from the local political field:the New People's Party she founded, the Exco.and Legco.and ...and goes back to Standford Univ.to pursue her doctoral degree on politics--the democratic political systems in the world:now and in the past decades or centuries instead of lingering in Hong Kong to pollute our fresh air---a pursuit to a geniune universal suffrage in 2017 of our chief executive and 2020 of our lawmakers.Right ? This Ip Lau recommended corrupted Timothy Tong Hin-ming to become the director of Customs & Excise Department in 2003 when she was forced to quit her job as the secretary for security for vigorously promoting the much-hated and feared Article 23 in our Basic Law which prompted over 500,000 to take to the streets in Hong Kong ! Now she has come back to pollute the minds of innocent or politically-ignorant Hongkongers ! Shame on this old woman---the Broomhead !


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