The widow of late Chinese opera singer Tang Wing-cheung is too ill to testify for her younger brother who is charged with wrongly reporting to police that his two nieces threatened to beat him up. Hung Jin-mui, 52, had been staying at the Hong Kong Sanatorium since Tang's funeral last Thursday and was too sick to attend court, lawyer Alan Ng said yesterday. Her brother, Hung Kar-chuen, 45, called the police on December 7 accusing Tang's children, Tsui-yuk and Siu-wing, of threatening him at a record company which he managed for the family, Eastern Court heard. He claimed he was grasped by the neck and told he would be beaten up if he turned up at the company again. The court heard Hung also told police that Tsui-yuk, Tang's eldest daughter, threatened to order others to chop him up if he worked for their mother again. Hung denied two charges of making a false report and misleading police. He asked for the trial to be adjourned. Magistrate Abu Bakar bin Wahab set a new date for August 19.