Len Brown clearly didn’t pay enough cock tax

The South China Morning Post is now carrying the scandal causing even more embarrassment as Auckland’s dodgy rooting mayor refuses to quit.

But it seems to really come down to the fact that Len Brown wasn’t paying enough cock tax.

A woman born and raised in Hong Kong is at the centre of a high-profile political sex scandal that threatens to bring down the mayor of Auckland.

Bevan Chuang Ka-yan, 32, revealed her illicit two-year affair with Auckland Mayor Len Brown, 57, days after he was re-elected for a second term.

The pair met at a council function when Chuang was on the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel. An aspiring politician, Chuang studied at Chinese International School until 1996, when she emigrated with family members to New Zealand. 

Chuang, who is currently in hiding, said she felt regret about making the revelations and the “hurt and pain” that the saga had caused because her own family had been devastated by her father’s infidelity. She said she understood how traumatic the situation would be for Brown’s wife and three children.

On a radio show earlier, Chuang spoke candidly about being a mistress: “I don’t need to be someone’s toy. In Asian countries, you have a lot of married men who go and find a mistress but they go and spend heaps of money on them. Kiwi men don’t do that. I’m not getting any financial gain out of this either.

“It is one of those things where my mum said to me … ‘If you want to be someone’s mistress, there has to be something out of it – either love or money or fame, some sort of status or travel.’

“But if I don’t get any of that, it’s not one that I want to consider,” she added.

Cock tax may well be evil but you have to pay, or else you pay in other ways.

Can’t be far off the Daily Mail running the story.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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