Daughter of Hong Kong leader thanks "taxpayers" for diamonds on Facebook

Chai Yan Leung thanked the taxpayers who paid for it, and then dismissed her critics as non-taxpayers, since employed people wouldn't have time to comment on Facebook.

CY Leung, Hong Kong's chief executive, is under fire by huge pro-democracy street marches that hold that Beijing wants to ensure that only the country's moneyed elite can hold office. Chai Yan Leung, CY Leung's daughter (who studies at the London School of Economics), has taken down her Facebook page.

"The necklace on my profile pic is not a dog collar, silly!!!" she said. "This is actually a beautiful necklace bought at Lane Crawford (yes – funded by all you HK taxpayers!! So are all my beautiful shoes and dresses and clutches!! Thank you so much!!!!)".

Chai Yan hit out at those taunting her saying, "Actually maybe I shouldn't say 'all you'- since most of you here are probably unemployed hence all this time obsessed with bombarding me with messages". She later said, "It's ok, your mother still loves you".

Hong Kong leader's daughter creates controversy with Facebook post [Saibal Dasgupta/Times of India]