Date
24 July 2017
Christopher Chung (left) stands outside his defaced offices. At right, the headquarters of Alice Lam bear the same pattern of attack. Photos: Apple Daily, Sing Tao Daily
Christopher Chung (left) stands outside his defaced offices. At right, the headquarters of Alice Lam bear the same pattern of attack. Photos: Apple Daily, Sing Tao Daily

Debt collectors attack district councilors’ offices

Vandals attacked the offices of two Hong Kong district councilors apparently for the same reason — someone owes millions in gambling debt.

But Eastern district representatives Alice Lam and Christopher Chung said they know nothing about it, Apple Daily reports.

The attackers splashed the windows and walls of Lam’s headquarters in Siu Sai Wan Estate with red paint and stuck a note demanding payment of HK$3 million (US$387,000) owed by an unnamed man to a Macau casino.

Lam’s assistant said the suspects might have thought the man had worked for the councilor.

Six hours later, a similar attack took place on Chung’s Yu Wan Estate offices.

Police found a note apparently addressed to the same debtor but Chung said he knew no such person.

The Eastern police district criminal investigation section has taken over the cases.

Lam and Chung are running for reelection in the Nov. 22 district polls.  

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