The chairman of one of Hong Kong's biggest estate agencies has launched a libel action against a rival company. The case involves an article published on the Internet which Freddie Wong Kin-yip, of Midland Realty (Holdings) Ltd, claims has seriously injured his reputation. He says the article has exposed him to ridicule and contempt, and he has suffered anxiety, distress and embarrassment. The High Court writ, claiming defamatory comments against Mr Wong's character and conduct, has been filed against Centaline Property Agency Ltd. Mr Wong seeks damages and an injunction to prevent similar articles from being published by Centaline. He also wants his legal costs.