Last week, Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) was being investigated on suspicion of intimidation. She was arrested but then released on bail. It was her teenage daughter, Etta Ng (吳卓林), who had reported her to the police.
According to the reports, Elaine and Etta had some severe disagreements, which resulted in Etta turning the matter to the police and running away from home. Etta closed off all contact with her mother. Elaine had to enlist the help of reporters to contact Etta, asking her to go home.
Etta finally responded on her social media, in which she ranted about her stress. She said at the time that she would be leaving Hong Kong temporarily to get some rest. Reporters tried to catch her at the airport, but to no avail.
According to a source, Etta has left Hong Kong for Thailand with one of Elaine’s friends. Elaine confirmed these reports in a phone interview, stating, “I have a friend who is with her. Let her have some downtime and the space to think.” (Have you talked with your daughter on the phone?) “I know she’s okay! My friends will take care of her there.” (When will she come back?) “It depends!” (Will you allow your daughter to study out of the country?) “We have thought about that, but we don’t know where yet.”