A vocal critic of the West Kowloon Cultural District project has decided to take a back seat on an activist group after becoming embroiled in a row over conflict of interest. Ada Wong Ying-kay will no longer act as spokeswoman for the People's Panel on West Kowloon. The decision was made during a meeting on Sunday, said Leung Man-tao who is now the group's sole spokesman. The resignation came after the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, chaired by Ms Wong, was offered a $25 million donation from Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee to build the Hong Kong School of Creativity once the project is approved by the Legco Finance Committee. Henderson Land is one of three bidders for the cultural hub project. Critics questioned why Ms Wong had accepted the donation and failed to declare her interest. Ms Wong could not be reached for comment.