The Hong Kong heiress who was kidnapped from her home earlier this week and set free on Tuesday only after her father had paid HK$28 million in ransom, held a brief press conference yesterday night telling the assembled media members that she had been scared by the ordeal, but had not been physically or emotionally harmed.
Queenie Rosita Law, the granddaughter of Law Ting-pong, the late founder of the Bossini clothing empire, spoke solemnly for only just over one minute in her first public appearance since her release. SCMP reports that apart from thanking her parents for their hard work, she also used the occasion to speak briefly about how the terrifying experience had affected her.
“I want to make use of this press conference to tell everyone that neither my spirit nor my body suffered or sustained any injury because of the kidnap,” she said. “I hope the media will understand that as the police are still investigating the case, there’s not much detail I can disclose. I plead for your understanding. I hope friends from the media will give me some room as I was greatly scared by the kidnapping.”
After receiving the HK$28 million in ransom money, the gang of kidnappers dumped the heiress on a hillside twelve kilometers away from her luxury home on Kowloon Peak and escaped before Hong Kong police were able to capture them.
Hundreds of police officers are now involved in a city-wide land, air and sea manhunt for the six kidnappers. Police have issued pictures of two of the suspects and describe the gang members as Mandarin speakers believed to be from the mainland.
Thus far, Hong Kong police have come up completely empty. Though, they are confident that they will catch the men once they start spending the marked notes from the ransom money. Sounds like it might work!
Anyway, this is somehow all those meddling Occupy kids’ fault!
by Alex Linder
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