'Lai see' offered to examiner

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 September, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 September, 1998, 12:00am

A first-time driving test candidate offered $3,000 in 'lai see' to her examiner because she wanted to 'have some luck'.

Housewife Li Ka-man, 33, pleaded guilty at Sha Tin Court yesterday to offering an advantage to Yu Siu-bun.

She tried to give the cash to Mr Yu during her test at the driving-test centre of the School of Motoring in Sha Tin on June 29. Li tucked the red envelope between Mr Yu's thigh and his seat while they were waiting at traffic lights.

The instructor refused the cash and reported the case to the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Magistrate Loh Lai-kuen was told.

Ms Loh adjourned sentencing to September 24, pending a background report.