THE hearing of the application for a stay of proceedings lodged by former Far East Bank chairman Deacon Chiu Te-ken and his son David Chiu Tat-cheong was yesterday adjourned to March 10 to enable the defence's medical experts to comment on media interviews. Mr Justice Leonard, while refusing to exclude evidence of media interviews with Deacon Chiu, agreed that the experts should be given time to comment on them. The interviews included two newspaper reports, one magazine report and the unedited version of an interview conducted by actress Do Do Cheng. Deacon Chiu, 66, and David Chiu, 37, are facing a total of 14 charges including conspiracy to falsify documents. They are seeking a permanent stay of proceedings on the grounds of abuse of process and the Bill of Rights. They both contended that they would not be able to get a fair trial because of the long delay. Deacon Chiu also claimed he was medically unfit to conduct his defence.