Burns Association vice-chairman cites claims he was exploiting the dust blast tragedy
South China Morning Post
Date: 05 July, 2015
By: Elizabeth Cheung
A survivor of the deadly 1996 Pat Sin Leng hill fire will step down as vice-chairman of a
charity for burns patients, saying accusations that he is exploiting the Taiwan dust blast tragedy makes him no longer suitable to lead the organisation.
Stanley Cheung Yun-hang also expressed a desire to spend more time with his family, including his two-year-old son.
Fighting back tears at a press conference yesterday, Cheung said he felt the image of the Burns Association had been tarnished by his tainted reputation.
“Some web users have even initiated a boycott of our fundraising efforts [for victims of the Taiwan blast]. I am concerned this will affect the victims’ opportunities for scar treatment and other forms of recovery,” Cheung said. [FULL STORY]