Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa received in 2001,threatening to poison his food and drink. The writer was later arrested for threats and poison attempts. Photo: SCMP
Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa received in 2001,threatening to poison his food and drink. The writer was later arrested for threats and poison attempts. Photo: SCMP

When ‘Hong Kong bin Laden’ threatened to poison the city’s head of government, and put poisoned food in supermarkets

  • Soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, was sent a letter containing a threat to poison him and two other officials
  • Ma Chiu-sing, a former prison officer and auxiliary policeman, was arrested for sending the letter and for planting poisoned food in two supermarkets

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa received in 2001,threatening to poison his food and drink. The writer was later arrested for threats and poison attempts. Photo: SCMP
Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa received in 2001,threatening to poison his food and drink. The writer was later arrested for threats and poison attempts. Photo: SCMP
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