Suspicions over flask at HKU Council meeting2016.03.01
DISTRUST within the University of Hong Kong Council (港大校委會) reached new heights.
In a recent meeting, a member accused a colleague with a vacuum flask of possessing an eavesdropping device.
In a Facebook post, council member Cheung Kie-chung (張祺忠) said someone had asked him during the meeting why he needed such a container.
Cheung, an associate professor, wrote: “Today, after handing in my cell phone, someone asked me why I brought this steel vacuum water flask into every meeting. Doesn’t the venue provide drinks? Is this vacuum water flask an eavesdropping device?”
He did not reveal the identity of the council member, but it was disclosed by another member, Billy Fung Jing-en (馮敬恩), in a radio interview.
“Yes, that was an interesting question raised by Miss Ki [Leonie Ki Man-fung (紀文鳳)] ... she was serious and even requested Dr Cheung to pour out some tea to prove the flask is real.”
Fung also said Cheung had complied with her request.
Ki said she made the “reasonable” request as recordings of meetings had previously been leaked. “I think the inquiry was reasonable. I would say thank you to Dr Cheung Kie-chung as he had clarified [his tea was genuine], but worries about secret recordings are still in the air.”
(This article is published on Junior Standard on 2 March 2016)
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