The Discovery Bay bus driver, nicknamed Foon, who was attacked by two mainland Chinese women on Tuesday, January 15, expressed his gratitude to Discovery Bay residents and Hong Kong people in general in a two-page letter dated Sunday, January 20.
In the letter, which was shared by Hong Kong Resort Company Limited to various local media outlets, the 46-year-old driver explains his mentality in the days following the attack.
He tells his readers that he was born and raised in Hong Kong, and did not come from a well-off family.
“Growing up, my family taught me to not bother anyone around me. So after this incident, though I felt hurt, I'd put it down to having a bad day.”
The letter goes on to say he didn't wish to risk losing his job over the incident because he has a mother, who is partially paralysed and suffers from severe cognitive impairment due to a stroke, to care for. However, he was so surprised to find people were concerned - “I didn’t know people would care at first, I simply didn’t want to lose my job because of the incident” - that after last week, he realised his inaction may have been wrong.
“Due to the care and encouragement from the residents of Discovery Bay, concern from HKR International Limited and Hong Kong Resort Company Limited (the companies he works for), and from the Hong Kong people" he decided to fully coorperate with the Hong Kong Police in their investigations into the incident.
“Whatever the outcome, all of your kindness and virtue made me realised there’s love in Hong Kong. I’m proud to be serving Discovery Bay residents,” he writes in conclusion before wishing everyone a happy life.
Edited by Heidi Yeung