Two million pages of documents may have to be translated into Chinese if a businessman is not granted legal aid for his defence in a long and complex fraud trial, a judge was warned yesterday. Jerome Matthews, for Peter Mou Chi-luen, said: 'It is a horrifying prospect, but it may be that all these documents will have to be translated if the defendant is not represented.' Two out of five stock market players facing charges arising from a $1 billion deal have been refused legal aid. Mou is waiting to hear. Mr Matthews said a heavy burden would be placed on his client and the court if he had to face trial without the help of a lawyer. The case, only the third to proceed by way of the Complex Commercial Crimes Ordinance, is expected to last six months. There are 36 volumes of evidence involved. Mr Matthews said Mou would face the 'massed ranks' of a prosecution team from Britain. In the dock are Mou, 44, former top broker Arthur Lai Cheuk-kwan, 43, his brother Raymond Lai Chik-fan, 47, film producer and movie actress Jade Hsu Jye, 39, and Taiwanese businessman David Tong Cun-lin, 47. They face fraud and corruption charges relating to a 1990 deal in which Australian entrepreneur Alan Bond sold his Hong Kong company to local interests. Gerard McCoy QC, for Tong and Hsu, said the defendants should not go into trial without representation. The Attorney-General this week made 99 CD-ROMs available to the defence containing some of the case material. A police station in Ma On Shan was being used to store the 'vast array of papers', said Mr McCoy. Mr Justice Michael Wong Kin-chow set the High Court case's first pre-trial hearing for September 16.