Beyond members slam duo who defaced grave of late bandmate HK singer Wong Ka Kui


Two individuals have been nabbed for defacing the grave of late Hong Kong singer Wong Ka Kui. Photos: Filepic, China Press

The members of legendary Hong Kong group Beyond have lashed out at two individuals for vandalising the grave of late member Wong Ka Kui.

According to reports, police arrested the duo – aged 15 and 23 – on Sunday (May 19) for defacing Wong's grave with graffiti and pouring liquid over the singer’s memorial plaque.

A viral video also showed one of the vandals smashing the tombstone with a hammer and using foul language to insult Wong.

In a Facebook post, Wong's younger brother Wong Ka Keung, the former bassist of Beyond, called the suspects “shameless, pitiful and detestable”.

The 59-year-old wrote: “Morality has decayed to such an extent that people are willing to travel great distances just to destroy someone’s grave.

“What do you hope to gain from your actions? Is hurting others really the key to your popularity?”

According to reports, one of the suspects is a YouTuber who deliberately engages in outrageous actions for publicity.

Hong Kong English daily The Standard reported that said suspect once filmed himself kissing a cardboard cutout of a female singer in front of a restaurant.

Members of Beyond in their younger days (from left): Wong Ka Keung, Wong Ka Kui, Yip Sai Wing and Paul Wong Koon Chung. Photo: FilepicMembers of Beyond in their younger days (from left): Wong Ka Keung, Wong Ka Kui, Yip Sai Wing and Paul Wong Koon Chung. Photo: Filepic

In an interview with Hong Kong media, Paul Wong Koon Chung, the lead guitarist of the group, condemned the actions of the suspects and said karma will come for them.

He added that there will be retribution for those who vandalise the resting place of the dead.

“It can cause a stomach ache in small cases and death in more severe cases,” the 60-year-old said.

The band's drummer and co-founder Yip Sai Wing also voiced his outrage on social media.

In a Weibo post, Yip described what happened to Ka Kui's grave as “despicable” and called for the two vandals to be punished accordingly.

“These two people have been arrested and must be punished by the law. Ka Kui’s spirit in heaven will not forgive them!!!” the 60-year-old wrote.

According to reports, Ka Kui's grave has been defaced multiple times, with the last incident reported on July 9, 2019, when fans discovered the damage while paying their respects.

Ka Kui, the band's vocalist and guitarist, fell to his death during a performance in Japan in 1993. He was 31.

Following his death, Beyond continued as a trio before disbanding in 2005.

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