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How a Hong Kong student’s virtual business exposed sex assault cases at university camps

Instagram user, 21, runs platform claiming to take on any job, with the one-man-band founder doing assignments himself or hooking clients up with others who canRequests range from menial tasks to hosting gigs, as well as being a listening ear to othersHong Kong societyEmily HungPublished: 9:00am, 17 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

A recent string of sex assault allegations and arrests at Hong Kong universities were revealed by an unusual platform run by a 21-year-old student who claims to accept “any kind of job”.

Identified only as Hin Hin, the youth takes on all manner of requests, mostly for a fee, doing the assignments himself or hooking up clients with others. He also entertains troubled souls seeking a listening ear or a platform to air their grievances – which was how the university allegations came to light.

The virtual business is run through the Instagram page “Hin Hin Man Si Ok”, the Cantonese romanisation of Yorozuya, a term from Japanese manga and anime series Gintama that literally means “house of 10,000 businesses”.

“Back in high school I did a lot of part-time jobs but I still found life boring,” the student told the Post in a recent interview. “I want to build a platform that can help people solve problems by bridging them with others who have the skills or resources.”

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The business operates on a free-pricing system and has so far received a wide range of requests such as flat-cleaning for HK$300 (US$38), grilling meat for a client at a restaurant, preparing decorations for a wedding proposal, penning an apology letter or even giving a daily wake-up call at 6am.

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