Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee The New People's Party chairwoman and lawmaker became the victim of an internet scam when she thought she had lost HK$500,000 from her Swiss bank account. Luckily she managed to recover her cash. However, the potential 2017 chief executive candidate and former security minister lost considerable face over the incident. Ip said she had clicked on an email attachment which purportedly came from MTRC chairman Dr Raymond Chien Kuo-fung. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner The Argentine president made a major gaffe when she mocked the accents of her Chinese hosts during a visit to Beijing. At a time when she was seeking Chinese help for her country, she tweeted in Spanish: "Did they only come for lice and petloleum". Lance Armstrong The disgraced cyclist hit a new low when it emerged that his girlfriend had taken the rap for an accident in which he struck two parked cars in Aspen, Colorado. Girlfriend Anna Hansen later admitted to police that Armstrong was at the wheel.