One of the exchanges between Jimmy Lai Chee-ying (pictured) and his top aide Mark Simon shows that Lai spent some HK$3 million to HK$3.5 million to help the plebiscite. Photo: Felix Wong

Media mogul Jimmy Lai ‘spent HK$3.5m on Occupy Central vote’, leaked emails show

Leaked emails show tycoon privately dismissed organisers as idealists, while his media group helped with animated guide on resisting police

Topic |   Occupy Central

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One of the exchanges between Jimmy Lai Chee-ying (pictured) and his top aide Mark Simon shows that Lai spent some HK$3 million to HK$3.5 million to help the plebiscite. Photo: Felix Wong
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.