A Bad Week for ... , April 19, 2015
Barry Cheung Chun-yuen
The former Executive Council member and chairman of the defunct Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange was declared bankrupt by a court with debts of at least HK$116 million. The 57-year-old was once a top aide to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and was involved in a vast range of public services. But his ill-fated HKMEx was ordered to be wound up last April.
The vice-chairman of Japan's Olympic Committee faces allegations that he has close ties with the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza group. Questions were raised in parliament after a photo emerged of him sharing drinks with Shinobu Tsukasa, the head of the gang. Two reporters reportedly had their kneecaps smashed last year when they started investigating the photo.
The Bayern Munich coach was left scratching his head as his team were humbled 3-1 by FC Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Bayern, five-time champions, paid for defensive blunders against the Portuguese side. "It's a tough result to take into the second leg, but we'll give it a go," he said.