A Macau court has lost patience with tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung and will send doctors to Hong Kong to check his health after the billionaire again failed to appear at his bribery trial. Tycoon Steven Lo Kit-sing and Lau are charged with offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau's former public works chief, Ao Man-long, in 2005. Ao was jailed for 29 years in May last year. The case, originally scheduled for September last year, has been adjourned twice. Lau's lawyer again submitted a doctor's certificate to Macau's Court of First Instance yesterday, saying he was not fit to stand trial due to illness. The nature of his complaint was not disclosed in court but was understood to be diabetes. Deputy Prosecutor-General Paulo Chan said the certificate was exactly the same as the one submitted on January 7 and it was an unacceptable reason for his absence. It is not even an illness. Almost every person living in urban areas of the same age and enjoying good nutrition could have this "It is not even an illness," he said. "Almost every person living in urban areas of the same age and enjoying good nutrition could have this." He said Lau had appeared very healthy in the media a couple of weeks before his lawyer told the court he was ill in January, and even on the day of his scheduled court appearance. "Even on the afternoon of January 7, when he travelled [to and from] his office, there were vivid media descriptions of him. He was said to be almost flying as he walked, in great spirits, and strode into a restaurant." Chan also said Lau, chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings, had been active socially, that the court should not have accepted his absence last time, and certainly not again this time. Leong Weng-pun, Lau's lawyer, said the tycoon had been keen to attend the hearing but was dissuaded by his doctor. He said Lau had no intention of giving up the chance to defend himself. Presiding judge Mario Augusto Silvestre accepted Lau's absence for the last time, saying the court would send Macau doctors to work with public hospitals in Hong Kong and arrange a check-up to assess Lau's health. He adjourned the case until June 17, saying the trial would go on regardless of Lau's presence next time.