• Chief Secretary urges public not to lose faith in anti-graft body


    The Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam, has called on the public not to lose faith in the ICAC because of what she called “individuals or isolated incidents”.

    It was earlier disclosed that the former commissioner of the anti-graft body, Timothy Tong, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of public money on gifts and lavish dinners for mainland officials. Speaking on a radio programme, Mrs Lam said anyone violating regulations (違反規例) should be investigated.

    She said the ICAC was covered by civil service rules that limit spending on entertainment. Meanwhile, the vice Chairman of the Labour Party, Fernando Cheung, says the lavish spending (浪費的開支) on mainland officials by Mr Tong, highlights the danger of corruption spreading south to Hong Kong.

    He also said corruption on the mainland was the reason Hong Kong people and their representatives were so reluctant (不願意) to approve a donation to the Sichuan provincial government to help in the relief effort following the earthquake there. Metro and agencies

    Source:
    Metropolis Daily P50 | English Digest | 2013-04-29 Chief Secretary urges public not to lose faith in anti-graft body

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