Jimmy Lai, chairman of Next Media Ltd., sits for a photograph in a tent outside the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
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By Rishi Iyengar
January 12, 2015

Unidentified attackers targeted prominent Hong Kong democracy figure and media mogul Jimmy Lai on Monday, throwing petrol bombs at his residence and the office of the liberal newspaper he founded.

Security camera footage uploaded to the website of the newspaper, Apple Daily, shows a masked man driving up to Lai’s home and throwing a gasoline bomb at the gate, the Wall Street Journal reported.

A similar bomb targeted the headquarters of the paper’s parent company Next Media Ltd. in a separate incident.

“I am fine. I am not scared,” said Lai, who resigned as chairman of Next Media last month after being arrested for his role in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.

Lai, an outspoken critic of the Beijing government, has been the target of violence in the past, as has Apple Daily.

[WSJ]

Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishi.iyengar@timeasia.com.

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