Former manager of Beyond calls for justice after vandalism at Wong Ka-kui’s grave

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20th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Leslie Chan, the former manager of the iconic Hong Kong rock band Beyond, has called for stringent punishment for the two individuals charged with vandalising the grave of the band’s lead singer, Wong Ka-kui. The vandalism, described by Chan as “sickening behaviour,” has sparked outrage among fans and the general public alike.

The two accused were formally charged with criminal damage on Monday and were scheduled to appear before Kwun Tong Court. The incident, which involved damaging Wong’s memorial plaque and portrait, was captured on video and circulated widely on social media, contributing to public uproar.

The vandalism, which occurred at the Junk Bay Chinese Permanent Cemetery, is reportedly the fourth such incident targeting Wong’s grave in the last six years. It prompted an immediate response from the police, leading to the arrest of a 15-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man on Sunday.

In the aftermath of the attack, Wong’s tombstone was covered with a white cloth, and numerous fans visited the cemetery to pay their respects. A fan from mainland China, identified only by his surname Hao, shared his grief with reporters, emphasizing Wong’s symbolic significance and peaceful nature.