Cecilia Cheung’s Father Missing After Cheating 2 Million RMB
Cecilia Cheung’s (張柏芝) father Cheung Yan Yung (張仁勇), known as “Bearded Yung (Bravery)” in the underground triad community, is once again in conflict with the law. For the past week, posters of Cheung’s portrait, which read “Cecilia’s Father Conned 2 million RMB in the mainland” were plastered all over the buildings and walls in the districts of Central and Wan Chai. A huge seven-foot long poster was also hung on the columns next to the World-Wide House office building in Central.
It was reported that Cheung, while doing business in mainland China earlier, conned a business partner for at least 2 million RMB last month. Cheung then went missing after the con act.
Cecilia’s 54-year-old father was previously arrested by the Hong Kong police department for suspicion of criminal intimidation last August. Cheung was suspected for splashing red paint in the storefronts of two retail shops in the Yau Ma Tei district. He was later released without charge.
Cheung is a well-known figure in the underground triad community. Cheung was once an active leader who guarded the territories in Yau Ma Tei. He was also notorious for his gambling obsession. In 1999, a few months after Cecilia’s debut in the entertainment industry, enemy triads publicly threatened his daughter with rape when Cheung failed to pay his gambling debts.
Allegedly, Cecilia was often left with the task of paying her father’s debts. Recently, Cecilia announced that she will place all her concentration and efforts on caring for her sons, Lucas and Quintus.
Reporters phoned Cecilia’s younger brother, Ronnie Cheung (張柏文), about his father’s debt rumors. He briefly responded, “I don’t know,” and quickly hung up the phone.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.