Two survivors of the deadly hostage crisis in Manila last summer have dismissed new fines imposed on four TV and radio stations and a reporter as 'one more example of bad management on the Philippine side'.
Speaking through their lawyer Daniel Wong Kwok-tung, Joe Chan Kwok-chu and Yik Siu-ling, who were severely injured by gunshot wounds, vowed to pursue claims against the Philippine authorities.
Wong said he and a team of lawyers were studying the legal technicalities before going ahead with any lawsuit.
'It is a cross-border case and is a bit more complicated, but my clients still aim to pursue the case,' he said.
'We feel we have a strong case. All reports so far have pointed to the bad management of the Philippine police.'
Eight Hong Kong tourists and their guide were killed by an ex-policeman in the tragedy in August.