Backbites has come across its fair share of people who love themselves. But this week we've found a man who takes the biscuit. His name is Kenneth Ko and self-publicity material describes him as a 'well-known interior designer'. Last year, to celebrate his 50th birthday, Mr Ko sent out cards to friends and associates bearing - and we use that word advisedly - a photograph of himself soaking up the sun in a pair of skimpy pink bathers. Essentially, the card was saying: 'If you do what I do, you too can look as good as me at 50.' This year he went one better: 'purely artistic' photographs of the great man in the buff. Entitled 'Kenneth Ko At His Peak', the exhibition invites people to 'share the rewards of Ko's amazing physical perseverance'. God knows what he'll come up with next year. Beggars belief Many were outraged at the treatment of crippled beggar Cheung Sun-wah, dragged back to court last week after Attorney-General Jeremy Mathews complained that his sentence wasn't harsh enough. Cheung, who lost his legs to polio and was abandoned by his parents at the age of nine, was arrested as an illegal immigrant. After charging him with arson for burning his own $300 in a cell and assault for flailing his crutch at an officer, police confiscated Cheung's crutches and forced him to crawl into court on his belly. As magistrate Tam Hop-hon - granting Mr Mathews' wish - prepared to stiffen Cheung's original suspended sentence to a six-month jail term, he sternly ordered: 'Defendant, please stand up.' Bearing a tie Hong Kong's new deputy secretary for planning, environment and lands Benjamin Tang tried hard to look the part in last week's environmental affairs panel meeting. Nodding in agreement with the panel's feisty chairman Christine Loh Kung-wai, Mr Tang was keen to make a good impression. But his best try was not his careful listening or agreeable responses but his tie - which was covered in bears. Wildlife groups take note. Visa horror Britons desperate to get their passport stamped for another year thought they had it worked out when they boarded Garuda's flight 774 from Jakarta. An Easter break in Bali would let them arrive back in Hong Kong at 9.50pm on the final day before privileges were lost under the new immigration rules. Wrong. The plane was delayed for two hours and arrived at 11.55pm on March 31 - five minutes before the deadline. The first few people in the queue made it. According to the crew, one of the reasons the plane was delayed on the tarmac in Jakarta was Garuda had double-booked six seats and waited until everyone was on board before deciding who to bump off. Phone fury Hong Kong Telecom has admitted what many knew long ago. After one caller found a number incorrect, she was told there was no listing. As the operator said: 'Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.' True. Unfortunately with overseas numbers, it doesn't work more often than not.