MISSING magistrate Andrew Kan surfaced at the High Court yesterday, three days after being accused of tarnishing the reputation of the Judiciary by failing to provide important information needed for an appeal. The Judiciary admitted last Friday it had lost contact with Mr Kan who ceased to be a temporary magistrate in September. He has now resumed his position as a barrister. On Friday, Mr Justice Duffy ordered that Mr Kan conform with his judicial duty to provide reasons for his sentencing of two blackmailers. Their appeal cannot go ahead otherwise. Mr Kan appeared in a different case yesterday, to mitigate for a robber jailed for nine years. As he left court, he said he had now complied with Mr Justice Duffy's order. He refused to say why he had taken so long to carry out his statutory duty. The barrister, who went 15 months without collecting mail from his chambers, also refused to say how he had received news of the order. Gerard McCoy, representing Wong Chung-keung and Chan Kwok-keung in the appeal, had accused Mr Kan of displaying a cavalier attitude. Wong was jailed for 18 months and Chan for six months for blackmail in April. Chan was given bail pending appeal. However, Wong has been in jail unable to challenge his sentence because Mr Kan failed to provide the reasons for it, said Mr McCoy.