I would like now to apologize to all the people for all the suffering that has been caused and the problems that have arisen from this. Since the police arrested and charged Chung before classification, some viewed the arrest as unlawful. Computer technician Sze Ho-chun was convicted on 13 May of three counts of obtaining access to a computer with dishonest intent, and received a custodial sentence of eight and a half months. Assistant Commissioner Wong said the source of the pictures had been traced, but he would not confirm reports stating that they had been taken from Chen's computer. A team of four lawyers and a magistrate were thus flown out to Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada for a hearing beginning on 23 February at taxpayers' expense. The involvement of local celebrities led to complaints that the wave of arrests were indicative of a legal double standard:  protesters claimed that the police failed to investigate other cases of nude photos being published without their subject's permission.
Edison Chen photo scandal
The blanket coverage of the local press, their reporting style, and the appearance of photographs has also been met with public complaints to TELA.
However, Assistant Commissioner Wong insisted that they had "not departed from normal practices" and had "acted correctly under the laws". Commissioner of Registration 4th District Council elections. Archived from the original on 19 October