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Winnie Ho's Lawyer Beaten

24 August 2006

HONG KONG – As reported by Australia Age: "Hong Kong is reeling after a prominent lawyer representing the estranged sister of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho in a bitter feud was beaten by three men wielding baseball bats.

"Albert Ho Chun-yan, a Hong Kong legislator and Democratic Party vice-president, was attacked in a McDonald's restaurant in daylight. He is in hospital suffering a broken nose and eye and head injuries. Pictures of him lying bloodied and bruised on the restaurant's floor, and later in hospital, have been plastered in Hong Kong's media in the past two days.

"Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat said after visiting Mr Ho in hospital that the injured solicitor believed the attack was motivated by his legal work rather than his political career.

"…Mr Ho represents Winnie Ho (no relation) in a complicated legal battle over her brother Stanley Ho's restructuring of his extensive Macau casino holdings after his 40-year gaming monopoly ended in 2002…"

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