The brother-in-law of late Chinese opera singer Tang Wing-cheung yesterday lost a bid to clear his name. In the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Wally Yeung Chun-kuen dismissed businessman Hung Kar-chuen's appeal against his conviction for giving false information to police and making a false statement. Hung, 45, was fined $1,000 last August after a magistrate found him guilty of lying to police. Hung, also known as Uncle Eight, called police on December 7, 1996, accusing Tang's children, Siu-wing and Tsui-yuk, of beating and threatening him at a record company he managed for the family in Wan Chai. But reporters and TV crews reporting on a dispute in the family did not support his claim.