'Long Hair' happy to court controversy Forget the gossip that the Democrats are mad at Leung Kwok-hung for his stunt with the June 4 motion that almost led to there being no debate on the issue this year. 'Long Hair' was a relaxed man yesterday, claiming more people were talking about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as a result of his contretemps with Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai over his motion's provocative wording. 'The BBC phoned me this morning,' he bragged, two days after Mrs Fan slapped an out-of-order ruling on his motion that called, among other things, for an investigation of the 'massacre' by the 'Chinese Communist Party' and an end to one-party rule. 'In previous years, nobody paid attention when we raised the motion. Now that we nearly didn't have it, more people want to know about it,' he said. He might also have claimed credit for the fact that the issue will now be debated much closer to the sensitive date than if his motion had gone ahead as planned on May 16. A motion by veteran Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming will go ahead on May 30, the last available date before the anniversary. It will slot in neatly with commemorative events planned for May 27, June 3 and June 4, guaranteeing it a higher profile. Another Liberal comes a cropper Leading lights in the Liberal Party may have little trouble staying on their feet politically, but literally it's been a different story of late. Just as chairman James Tien Pei-chun is recovering from a dislocated shoulder caused when he caught his arm in the net during a fall in a tennis match, vice-chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee is hobbling. Mrs Chow has her right ankle heavily strapped and has forsaken high heels for flat soles after a fall on the steps of the Legco building. Lawmakers saw Joseph Lee Kok-long - health services legislator and a registered nurse - pressing ice against her ankle and strapping it for support. Ma Lik, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, joked: 'What is it with the Liberal Party? First the chairman, now the vice-[chairwoman]. Their hands and feet don't obey them.' Restaurant scuffle clouded in smoke Much haze is still drifting over the facts about what happened in that North Point restaurant where veteran Diaoyu Islands activist Or Wah had his head busted in a scuffle with recalcitrant Fujianese smokers at the weekend. The story from Mr Or and his friends is that he was bashed after they asked customers at a neighbouring table to obey the smoking ban and tried to call the Tobacco Control Office when they refused. Now a different tale is being told. Legislator Choy So-yuk, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, who is helping the group of Fujian natives in the case, alleged that the scuffle only started after intimidation from Mr Or's party. 'Nobody from our side hit Or Wah and nobody knew why he suddenly had blood all over his face. Perhaps he was hit by someone from his own side by mistake,' she said. Mr Or, who has 16 stitches over a very swollen eye, could not be contacted last night. Turning up the gas on conservation A group of members of the Advisory Council for the Environment has come up with a sustainable - if a little smelly - way to congratulate environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung on the marriage of her younger son in March. They have contributed HK$1,200 in Dr Liao's name to a renewable energy project in a Shaanxi village, in which villagers are encouraged to process pig waste to generate methane for cooking and lighting.