IN an ''especially heinous'' act, a lorry attendant said he would explode bombs at two Mass Transit Railway Corporation stations unless he was paid $200,000, the High Court was told yesterday. But counsel for Fong Lik, 23, who admitted a charge of blackmail, said his client's scheme was ''an incredibly stupid plan and a criminal escapade which was doomed to failure from the start''. Sentencing Fong to five years' jail, Mr Justice Leong said threats about bombs placed in a public transport system, which was used daily by tens of thousands of Hongkong citizens, with a view to demanding huge sums of money was especially heinous. The consequences of Fong's actions could have been extremely serious, he said. People would have been evacuated, wasting public money and causing losses for the MTRC, and traffic would have been disrupted. It was fortunate no one was injured and no losses were incurred, the judge said. He added that he could not view the offence lightly. The court was told that So Man-kit, an assistant public relations manager with the MTRC, was working at the Kowloon Bay headquarters about 2 pm on March 12 this year when she received a telephone call from Fong. He demanded to speak to someone who could make a decision and when Miss So asked him again how she might be of assistance, he hung up. He made two more calls in the next half an hour and during the second one he told Miss So that bombs had been planted in two MTR stations, but refused to name them. In another call, he told Miss So that unless he received $200,000 in cash before 4 pm that day the bombs would explode at 6.30 pm. He repeated his demand in his next call, which came at 5.42 pm. However, he said he had removed the bombs. The following day, as instructed by Fong, Miss So went alone to the agreed meeting place, outside the Lai Chi Kok Fire Station, carrying an envelope containing a wad of paper. Soon after 12.30 pm, Fong approached her and asked for the cash. He told her that she would be contacted later to confirm the location of the bombs. However, Fong was arrested by police lying in wait after he took the envelope from Miss So. Counsel for Fong, David Tolliday-Wright, said his client had borrowed $140,000 from banks and friends to set up a business which had failed. Like many foolish men, he went to Macau hoping to win money to repay his debt and as a result had become involved with loansharks, Mr Tolliday-Wright said. In desperation, Fong thought he might be able to get money from the MTRC. He said Fong was not a violent man and as soon as he was arrested he immediately told police there was no danger. There was no question that police had to search the MTR for bombs and no one was inconvenienced, he said.