Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee insisted her elder daughter, Leung Chai-yan is a kind and loving “little girl”, despite news video showing she slapped her mother twice inside a taxi on Halloween night.
Chai-yan said at the time that Tong, the wife of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, was not her biological mom.
Speaking after officiating at a student award ceremony Monday, Tong admitted for the first time that Chai-yan was drunk that night, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.
Tong asked the media not to follow Chai-yan wherever she goes and to give her some space.
“Chai-yan was merely trying to protect her friends when she was leaving,” her mother said.
“It was a chaotic scene, as 40-50 reporters were swarming the taxi Chai-yan got into, and some even tried to get into the cab.”
Tong said she believed that her daughter had no intention to hurt anyone but agreed that Chai-yan was drunk.
She said she did not hear Chai-yan use any foul language.
Tong went on to say that, even if the media and netizens are not happy with the situation in Hong Kong now or its political system, Chai-yan is innocent.
“Chai-yan’s friends should not be dragged into this,” her mother said.
Meanwhile, at the launch ceremony of the Hong Kong Beijing Association Ltd., Leung Chun-ying refused to comment on whether Tong was Chai-yan’s biological mother.
At about 2 a.m. Monday, Chai-yan posted a picture on Instagram of two deer stuck in a fence, with the caption “when u and ur friend both f**k up but at least u r in it together”, and wrote that was “so true”.
Shiu Ka-chun, a lecturer in the department of social work at Hong Kong Baptist University, said it would be appropriate to take Chai-yan for treatment overseas if she has emotional issues, provided there is sufficient support, such as the presence of relatives.
He complimented Tong for restraining herself despite having received two slaps from her daughter.
“She must be heartbroken, frustrated and embarrassed, but she did very well in handling the situation,” Shui said.
CY Leung daughter slaps mother twice in Lan Kwai Fong tantrum Nov. 2, 2015
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