Date
17 December 2017
Leung Chai-yan is shown with her parents in this family picture from London. Right, a bloodied hand on her Facebook page: Photos: HKEJ
Leung Chai-yan is shown with her parents in this family picture from London. Right, a bloodied hand on her Facebook page: Photos: HKEJ

Leung daughter blames mom for wrist-cutting horror

The second daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying blamed “disharmony” with her mother for personal problems that drove her to cut her wrist.

“What she is in public is not who she is behind closed doors,” Leung Chai-yan said of her mother Regina in an exclusive interview with the Hong Kong Economic Journal Saturday.

Earlier this week, the younger Leung posted pictures on her Facebook page showing a wrist with two cuts accompanied by the words “Will I bleed to death?” and a bloodied hand under an “I love blood” caption.

The post sparked speculation she might have tried to commit suicide. A day later, Leung Chun-ying posted a family photo from London, showing him, his wife and Chai-yan enjoying a day in the park.

However, when asked if she is unhappy because of her issues with her mother, Chai-yan said: No, no. Ha, ha. I’m not so immature as to say hateful things about my mother just because she is strict and cares too much about my future.”

Also, she dismissed rumors she is affected by her father’s job, in light of his unpopularity, saying they’re “laughably untrue”.

She said she is not sure why she hurt herself and refused to answer if she has seen a doctor or dropped out school. She said she has nothing to hide.

The family photo from London was not her idea.

“I was persuaded to go to Hyde Park and pose for a happy family photo. It was a lame PR stunt by my father,” she said.

She described herself as the black sheep of the family because of her differences with other family members but added she has no regrets.

Chai-Yan was recently lambasted on social media for saying a knife attack on former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau was unrelated to freedom of the press in Hong Kong.

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Bloody Facebook post sparks talk of Leung daughter suicide 

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Chief reporter at EJ Insight

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