I still haven't been able to figure out why he resigned.
Of all the drivel written on this night out with the boys, CoCo's interview with EastWeek takes the cake
RTHK director Chu Pui-hing bailed out one day before EastWeek magazine published this interview with the woman known as Coco. Her account is somewhat different from the simple version promulgated by the RTHK spokesperson Chan Man-kuen: "Chu Pui-hing attended a private function at which a group of people ate dinner and sang kara-ike. There were men and women present. Afterwards, the people left separately." The RTHK version is not a lie, but it is a whitewash. Here is Coco's account:
At around 7pm that evening, I received a call from mamasan Mimi. She called me to go to Musk Kara private club on the sixth floor of Elizabeth House in Causeway Bay to meet some clients. When I went into the room, the two male clients already had one girl to each side. I gathered that they had been there since 5pm. Mr. Chu was very happy to see me. He stood up and got me to sit down next to him while ignoring the two girls who he had before.
The slightly intoxicated Chu Pui-hing embraced her and they began to chat in a mixture of Cantonese and putonghua. Chu's putonghua was quite ordinary but he repeated praisedly her beauty and kept his hands on her breast. But Mr. Chu was not particularly dirty, because all the men looking for women are like that.
Chu Pui-hing only knew how to sing Cantonese songs. I remember that those MTV's were old-fashioned and so these must be old songs. His singing is so-so, except for the one song when he got really excited. Of all the songs that he sang, this was the one that didn't sound so dreadful. (note: Coco hummed a few notes from the song and the reporter believed that it was probably the Cantonese classic <The Sound of Bells from the Buddhist Temple>.)
Chu Pui-hing's drinking game play was even worse than his singing. He played <Bluff dice> and <15,20> with Coco and he lost more often than not. Each time that he lost, he took a big sip of whiskey. But when he won, he permitted Coco to take just a small sip. Then Chu and Coco teamed up against the other man and his female companion. Whenever they lost, he would always sip on behalf of Coco.
At around 9pm, Coco wanted to heat things up as well earn some extra money. So she proposed to Chu that she will do exotic dancing for HK$3,000. Chu agreed without thinking. So Coco played a list of fast songs and took off her blue dress to show an extremely sexy sailor's dress with an opening in the front down to her navel. She donned on her brunette wig and began dancing.
After a round of heated dancing, Chu asked mamasan Mimi for the price of taking Coco out. Although Chu was a regular customer at the club, this was the first time that he had ever taken a girl out. Coco had no idea who these two men were (note: the other man was a renowned racehorse owner). Coco found out that Chu was a high official and he looked honest, so she tried to maximize her returns. Usually, the standard price at Must Kara was HK$1,000 for sitting down and HK$2,500 for going out. But Coco asked for HK$6,000!
Coco's total fee for sitting down, dancing and going out totaled to HK$10,000. But Chu did not seem to be bothered and handed over the money to Mimi. Then Chu and Coco left Must Kara through the special elevator to go to Coco's apartment on Lockhart Road.
Mr. Chu must be a novice. At Must Kara, celebrities always leave separately from the girls. They also choose their own rendezvous spots. If they go to the girl's place, they may be secretly videotaped. Furthermore, Chu kept saying that he did not want to stay overnight. In this business, you do not have to tell the girl that -- she won't stop you if you get up and leave afterwards.
When Coco and Chu reached the ground floor, they were found by the entertainment reporters. I had no idea while they were photographing me. I was confused. I tried to act calm. I had no idea that Mr. Chu was hiding behind me. I only saw how ridiculous he looked from the newspapers. He was holding the wig that I handed over to him.
Chu and Coco went into a bar and then a restaurant. After calming down, Chu called a friend of help. Chu looked distressed. When the friend came over, Chu's immediate words were a loud: "This is f*ucking big trouble!"
The next day, the reports were all over the newspapers. Chu asked Mimi to apologize to Coco: "That is futile. All of Hong Kong know that I am a bar girl. With this notoriety, nobody will give me a job. I have not even received the HK$10,000."
Mr. Chu was a good man. I asked him to look after my wig and he did not give it up even though he was being pursued by the photographers. He is such a stupid pig! When he got inside the restaurant, he politely returned the wig to me.