The daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has become the subject of media concern after she posted images to Facebook in the early hours of the morning yesterday showing what appears to be her lying in a bathtub with slashed wrists along with the text: “Will I bleed to death?”
Twenty-two-year-old Leung Chai-yan, currently living in Britain, posted another photo about an hour later showing her hand seemingly covered in blood.
The posts appeared online as her father was en route to Britain to attend the graduation of her younger sister, Leung Chung-yan, who was a student at Cambridge University, SCMP reports. The Chief Executive’s Office did not comment on the images, according to the report, but local media sites such as Bastille Post and Speak Out Hong Kong later uploaded images showing Chai-yan sitting on a park bench, smiling, with her father and mother.
“He said only that he would follow up [on the issue],” inside government sources were cited as saying about the chief executive. “Leung seldom talks about his daughters and son [Leung Chuen-yan] as it is personal.”
The posts, both made public, were deleted hours later. Chai-yan previously found herself in the center of social media controversy when she posted publicly on Facebook that the knife attack on former Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau was not related to an attack on press freedom.
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