Tourism Board wins libel case

Central Station | 9 Feb 2018

The High Court has ruled in favor of Tourism Board and Lai Sun Group chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok in his libel case against Hong Kong e-Sports founder Derek Cheung.

Lam sued Cheung for libel over the latter's attack of the city's first Hong Kong E-Sports & Music Festival, organized by the Tourism Board in August. Cheung questioned the festival's low attendance and high cost.

In a statement yesterday, Lam said the High Court ruled in his favor on January 9.

He welcomed the ruling, and stressed the festival is organized according to set procedures for openness and fairness, making use of open tenders to select contractors.

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