Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is lashing out at Next Magazine which he is accusing of sending reporters to the US to stalk his younger daughter.
Leung said two correspondents from the magazine have been following his daughter Chung-yan on campus in Stanford University, sometimes waiting for hours outside her classrooms, public broadcaster RTHK reports.
Chung-yan recently made headlines when she left a carry-on bag in the passenger check-in area of Hong Kong airport that was subsequently brought to her by airline staff when she was already in a restricted zone waiting to board her flight to San Francisco.
The March 28 incident sparked controversy after Leung and his wife were reported to have intervened in the matter, leading to accusations he abused his office and compromised airport security.
An Airport Authority inquiry concluded Monday that it was all a “matter of lost baggage”.
Leung reiterated he did not abuse his power and that his wife did not enter a restricted zone when she tried to have the luggage brought over to their daughter.
He said Next Magazine should be condemned for its behavior and demanded his daughter be left alone.
Citing the Airport Authority, Leung said there were 517 similar incidents in Hong Kong airport in the past year and in many others around the world.
Next Magazine said its two correspondents are doing interviews in the US related to the airport luggage incident which concerns the public interest.
They have not caused any disturbance to Chung-yan or anyone in the university, it said in a statement.
It said the reporters did ask Chung-yan three times for her comments but got no answer and left.
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