Has Andrew Fung Wai-kwong, information coordinator at the Office of the Chief Executive, finally landed himself a girlfriend?
It would appear so, judging by his companion as the government servant attended a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the AsiaWorld-Expo venue near the Chek Lap Kok airport on Thursday.
When walking out from the hall, Fung was seen hand-in-hand with a lady, according to a reporter from the Hong Kong Economic Journal. The two were chatting and laughing while leaving the expo center and taking the Airport Express train back to the city.
Quizzed by the reporter about the identity of his companion, Fung declined to give a straight answer.
Fung said he was just hanging out with a “female friend”. “I have nothing to hide. I know I will be asked about this one day,” he said, adding that he remains single at the moment.
Fung had said in previous interviews that he was finding it difficult to secure a girlfriend.
The former standing member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party quit the party in June 2012 and applied for an undersecretary position in the government. He failed to achieve that but was granted a post as an information coordinator at the Office of the Chief Executive in December 2013.
Fung had once described himself as spokesperson for the “White House”.
In December 2013, a photo showing Fung hugging two ladies went viral on the internet. Quizzed by reporters, the official said the picture was taken a year ago in Taiwan and that the two women were just friends. He apologized for dragging them into the media glare.
In October, Fung was again in the headlines after he wrongly uploaded a picture from a TV drama series showing a severely injured police officer, and claiming that it was an actual police officer who suffered at the hands of the Occupy pro-democracy protesters.
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