A Sars widow and her two young daughters are leaving Hong Kong to start a new life overseas, accusing the government of shirking blame for the outbreak and failing to care for victims' families. Speaking on the eve of the release of the Legco report into the outbreak, Karen Chu Ching-ching 42, said she and her two daughters Petrina, 10, and Ariel, 8, would leave Hong Kong for Australia early next month. She said she felt badly let down by the administration and, in a reference to last year's government-commissioned inquiry into the Sars outbreak, said she believed today's Legco report would be 'fairy tales'. Mrs Chu's husband, Frankie Chu Hei-tak, a lawyer, contracted Sars from a 72-year-old passenger on an Air China flight from Hong Kong to Beijing on March 15 last year. Twenty-one other people on board the flight were infected, three of whom died, including her husband. Health officials knew the elderly man might be carrying the virus, Mrs Chu says, but failed to stop him from boarding the flight and passing on his deadly infection. 'Frankie would be alive today if they had acted sooner,' she said at her Clearwater Bay home. 'They knew this super-carrier was on that plane and they tried to contact him but failed.' Mrs Chu said she spoke to a member of the Legco committee about her husband's case. 'When I told her she said 'My God, I didn't know about it at all',' she said. 'But by then the hearing was almost over.' Explaining her decision to leave Hong Kong, Mrs Chu said: 'It is too painful to stay here. We have some family in Australia and it will be good for us to go there. The girls have cousins there.' However, Mrs Chu said she had had to fight hard to get a guarantee that money from the We Care education fund - donated by the public to the families of Sars victims - would be available for her daughters if they left Hong Kong. She says she was told at first the money was only available if she stayed in Hong Kong. She spent from January to June getting a written pledge of continued support. 'I don't feel bitter but I do feel sorry for Hong Kong,' she said. 'Hong Kong has many clever people and many hard-working people but the government sucks. People still trust the government but I can't trust the government here anymore.' Mrs Chu said Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa should have agreed to appear before the Legco inquiry panel in public, rather than insisting on meeting members in a closed session. 'Tung Chee-hwa doesn't have the guts to go and speak about it and put himself in the public eye,' she said. 'He won't stand up in public and let people ask him questions about what happened. 'I don't have any hope of the Legco report. It will be fairy tales, just like the last one. It will find that no one is to blame. Like last time, someone will stand there with tears in their eyes and say they are sorry for the people who passed away.'