Frederick Fung Kin-kee, chairman of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL), denied yesterday he planned to deal a former party member a crushing defeat in next month's election. Mr Fung submitted his nomination form yesterday and will stand against Foo Wai-lok in Shekkipmei constituency in Shamshuipo district. Mr Foo has been seen as a rival of Mr Fung after switching to the Democratic Party two years ago. An article in Next magazine last week claimed Mr Fung had deliberately delayed his nomination until Mr Foo had handed in his forms, so as to ensure both contested the same constituency. Mr Fung denied the report and said his late nomination was due to media commitments. 'If Foo Wai-lok contests in a particular constituency while an ADPL member does as well, there is no reason for me to contest the same constituency,' he said. Mr Fung said the Electoral Affairs Commission had given him two warning letters about his jobs with Metro Broadcast and the Oriental Daily News. Guidelines say candidates working in the media must stop until the election is over. He suspended his work in the media yesterday after submitting the nomination form. The ADPL chairman said he hoped half of the party's 31 candidates would win on November 28.