On 10th June 2011 the Daily Mail issued the following correction:
"In City Focus on April 27, we reported that Simon Murray was once involved in an incident involving a stolen ferry which resulted in him being held in a Hong Kong jail.
We accept that no such incident took place and we apologise to Mr Murray for the distress caused."
Daily Mail 27th April 2011
On one occasion, says a close personal friend, Murray got drunk and stole a ferry used to shuttle Jardine executives around Hong Kong harbour. After ramming it into a jetty he was jailed and personally bailed out by current chairman Sir Henry Keswick.
I have never objected to women being executives in companies. In all my life, I have been a champion of meritocracy. Any suggestion to the contrary was completely taken out of context of the interview I gave, in which I referred to women only in the context of the exiting laws governing maternity leave.
Discussing the unintended consequences of laws introduced to support women in business (25.04.2011)
In the Sunday Telegraph interview, Mr Murray went on to say: “Do you think that means that when I rush out, what I’m absolutely desperate to have is young women who are about to get married in my company, and that I really need them on board because I know they’re going to get pregnant and they’re going to go off for nine months?”