A Bad Week for ... , July 13, 2014
The head of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, Most Reverend Paul Kwong, found himself in hot water when he told pan-democrat activists to be silent like Jesus. He made the comment in a Sunday sermon. The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference member noted that Jesus remained silent when Pontius Pilate sentenced him to death. His comments drew sharp criticism from some church members. A church official later said Kwong could be humorous in his sermons.
Timothy Tong Hin-ming
The former ICAC head came in for criticism from a Legislative Council select committee for his extravagant spending while he was commissioner, in particular in entertaining mainland officials. Pan-democrats went further, strongly condemning Tong for his actions.
The host nation suffered the ultimate humiliation in the soccer World Cup. They were defeated 7-1 by Germany in a semi-final in which they could do nothing right. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar said a blackout happened that no one was expecting.