A toady comes visiting

Hemlock, in an excellent post yesterday, highlighted that the people cosying up to and riding on the coat tails of the property cartel tycoons include a fair few gweilos, one such being Mr Rory O’Grady, on whose toadying and self-interested letter to the SCMP Hemlock commented.
It seems that Mr O’Grady is a bit miffed at this – he’s certainly been ferreting around my blog looking for evidence of who Hemlock is.
A toady's visit
All I can say is that it isn’t me, and it isn’t David Wilson (or Alvin Siddow).
And do wipe that brown stuff off your nose Rory – it smells rather.

3 Responses to A toady comes visiting

  1. LT says:

    Phuqin’ Classic.

    I wonder if SCMP will publish any letter explaining who Rory O’Arsekisser Grady really is?

  2. smog says:

    Maybe – I was rather surprised, and somewhat amused, to read in an article by one Amy Nip in the SCMP on Sunday that said (referring to the turnout at some glitzy wedding reception):

    Other high-profile guests included Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po and HSBC Asia-Pacific chairman Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen.

    They were joined by entertainment mogul Albert Yeung Sau-shing, Lan Kwai Fong entertainment magnate Allen Zeman and toy tycoon Francis Choi Chi-ming.

    The wedding was easily one of the biggest social events in the city since Lee Shau-kee’s son, Martin Lee Ka-shing, married actress Cathy Chui Chi-kay. Or perhaps when shipping heir Julian Hui Chun-hang married former beauty queen Michele Reis. The two celebrity wives – Chui and Reis – appeared in elegant gowns.

    And where there are property tycoons, government officials can’t be far behind. Constitutional affairs chief Stephen Lam Sui-lung made an appearance, as did Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying, former police chief Tsang Yam-pui and former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung.

    So it’s good to see that there are some journos at the SCMP who have a sense of humour about who’s really running this city.

  3. smog says:

    The public interest seems to have been piqued by this post, judging by the number of searches for “Toady O’Grady” which are bringing people here, so I’ve done a little more research for the benefit of my readers.

    Mr O’Grady’s LinkedIn entry makes a point of telling us that between 1989 and 1992 he actually worked on a project that made a profit. The fact that this is apparently noteworthy (and rare) does tend to highlight a career spent working largely in places where corruption and cronyism are the rule (Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong). So the name which people are Googling for “Toady O’Grady” does indeed seem appropriate.

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