Date
21 September 2017
Kwok Siu-kit says he has considered the risk of losing his government job because of his involvement in the street protests. Photo: Internet
Kwok Siu-kit says he has considered the risk of losing his government job because of his involvement in the street protests. Photo: Internet

Protest marshal denies sham injury leave

A head marshal in the Admiralty protest site is denying he faked injury in order to get an extended leave from his government job.

Kwok Siu-kit, who works as a lifeguard, said he broke a clavicle while on duty in September and has been told to rest.

“The doctor told me to take leave until December this year,” Kwok said.

He said he has recovered from the injury but needs surgery in January or February, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday.

He did not say what the procedure is about.

“My right arm is fine but my left hand is only 70 percent healed but that does not mean I can’t do anything,” he said.

Kwok, vice chairman of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards’ Union, said he has considered the risk of losing his job because of his involvement in the street protests.

He dismissed accusations he is being paid by protest organizers, telling his critics to “please check my bank account”. 

JZ/MY/RA

Freelance journalist

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