Shares in PCCW and its controlling shareholder, Singapore-listed Pacific Century Regional Developments, were suspended from trading yesterday, pending a statement on PCCW's privatisation deal. PCCW requested the suspension after the market opened. The stock fell 1.01 per cent to HK$3.91 before trading was halted. PCRD said the announcement would not be released last night. The suspension came as local media said the Securities and Futures Commission had submitted an affidavit to the High Court regarding the vote-rigging probe on PCCW's privatisation scheme.