Red paint has been dashed on the offices of district councillors Alice Lam Chui-lin and Chung Shu-kun.

Lam’s office in Siu Sai Wan Estate, Chai Wan, was vandalised with red paint on Sunday night. A note from an unknown creditor asking for their money back was stuck on the wall.

Lam’s office hit by red paint attack. Photo: Alice Lam.

Speaking to HKFP, Lam said the creditor was not looking for her specifically, but a friend of hers.

“He used to be a Liberal Party member, then he helped us organise a tea party. Now he is a member of the DAB,” Lam said of the friend.

The DAB, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, is the biggest pro-Beijing party in Hong Kong.

Lam said her friend claimed to be innocent. “He said he doesn’t owe anyone money.”

Chung stands in front of his office after it was splashed with red paint. Photo: Passion Times via Facebook.

On Monday morning, Chung’s office, which is a few blocks away from Lam’s, was also attacked with red paint. A spokesperson from Chung’s office said she doesn’t know what was behind it.

Both Chung and Lam are members of the Eastern District Council. Both are running for re-election this year.

Chung is a DAB member and also a legislative councillor, while Lam’s official website states she has no political affiliations.


Vivienne Zeng

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.