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Heavenly king in hell of a reclamation row

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Hong Kong’s perennial superstar Andy Lau Tak-wah has made a career of out of avoiding controversies and public relations landmines. But even this “king of heavenly kings” has found himself in hot water this week, having come out in support of the proposed East Lantau Metropolis and its related nearshore reclamation.

We don’t know if Lau really supports or even knows anything about the plan, which is clearly favoured by the government of Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and the construction and property sectors. Maybe he was just doing someone a favour by lending his voice, literally, to Our Hong Kong Foundation, the think tank which has produced a three minutes-plus clip promoting the controversial development plan.

Founded by ex-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, the foundation’s board of directors is........

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