Luu Tai Phong, 41, was ecstatic and his smile said it all as he walked from the High Island Detention Centre yesterday after six years inside. 'The camp chief told me the news and congratulated me at about 8.45 pm last night [Wednesday night]. I couldn't believe it. It's something I have dreamt of for a long time,' said Mr Phong, one of the 15 boat people freed by the ruling. 'I had a sleepless night. I was over-excited. I also had a long talk with friends whom I spent my tough time with . . . It's my last night in the camp. I could walk free but what about them?' he said. Mr Phong has a wife, three children and parents still in Vietnam, but said his chances of being reunited with them were not good. 'I am stateless now. I don't think I can go back. Even if I could go back, I couldn't find a job for sure. 'I'll try to find a job in Hong Kong. If the Taiwan Government is willing to accept me, I will also consider moving there,' he said. Mr Phong said he would discuss taking further action, such as claiming damages for wrongful imprisonment later. Last night, he celebrated his release with friends in the Pillar Point open camp with beer and Vietnamese food.