17 Feb '12, 11am

HK leader candidate blames wife for 'underground palace' Sure, sacrifice the wife, wanker.

China's reported favourite to become Hong Kong's next leader was under pressure to withdraw his candidacy on Friday after an illegal "underground palace" was found in his wife's home. But Henry Tang vowed to fight on after local media revealed the unauthorised basement den featuring a wine cellar, a Japanese-style bath, entertainment suite and a workout room at the upmarket residential property. The 59-year-old heir of a textile fortune said the illegal structure was his wife's idea, after media descended on the house and hired cranes to get a bird's-eye view of a glass-bottomed swimming pool above the basement. "I apologise to all Hong Kong people," an emotional Tang told a hastily convened press conference late Thursday. "It was my wife's idea and I knew they were illegal. Since we were experiencing a low ebb in our marriage...I did not handle the matter swiftly. I take ...

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