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The Golden Horse Best Actor Francis Ng Chun Yu (originally named Ng Chi Keung) on January 1 along with his wife Wong Lai Ping at a bakery got into a dispute with a couple. Ng Chun Yu was suspected of punching the male customer and injuring his neck and ear. Earlier Ng Chun Yu at the Kowloon City Magistracy pleaded not guilty to the battery charge. Yesterday he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault that led to injury of others and was sentenced to a fine of HK$10,000 and a criminal record.
The magistrate during the sentencing expressed understanding that Ng Chun Yu did not deliberately harm the plaintiff. Since they did not know each other they had no history. He only wanted to protect his wife. However as a famous artist he should know how to control his emotions. In a civilized society, violence cannot be used to resolve problems. The magistrate also considered Ng Chun Yu's guilty plead and believed that he only broke the law on a moment of impulse. Then he issued the light sentence and fine. As for the plaintiff's request for compensation, the magistrate asked both parties to resolve it through a civil proceedings. Ng Chun Yu had no comment afterward.