Select committee's verdicts on those involved

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 December, 2010, 12:00am

Denise Yue Chung-yee, secretary for civil service: 'The ultimate responsibility rests with Denise Yue. [She] had not demonstrated political sensitivity ... She had committed a grave error of judgment and had not discharged her role as the final gatekeeper.'

Leung Chin-man: 'Had not fulfilled his responsibility to provide, in a frank and honest manner, all relevant information for his application, and had failed to observe the good practices that civil servants are expected to follow when taking up post-service work as set out in the Civil Servants' Guide to Good Practices. [His] conduct was unbecoming of a former senior official and liable to bring the civil service into disrepute.'

Andrew Wong Ho-yuen, permanent secretary for civil service: 'The select committee deeply regrets that as PSCS with 26 years' experience in the AO grade, Mr Wong did not have the sense of responsibility and alertness which he should possess, nor had he provided reliable and solid support to assist Miss Yue.'

David Chow Chor-kong, former assistant director of housing: 'Had not done his duty to assist Thomas Chan to assess Mr Leung's application.'

Susan Mak Lok Suet-ling, former acting permanent secretary for development (planning and lands): 'Failed to discharge her due responsibility to assist the civil service bureau.'

Thomas Chan Chun-yuen, former permanent secretary for transport and housing: 'He should have been astute ... failed to foresee the negative public reaction to Mr Leung's employment with [New World China Land]. Mr Chan's performance is to be deeply regretted.'

Mak Chai-kwong, former permanent secretary for development, and Wong Kwai-kuen, chief executive (works) administration:

'The select committee considers that Mr Mak and Mr Wong discharged their responsibilities in vetting and assessing Mr Leung's application. The select committee commends their performance.'

Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants: 'Should perform its role proactively, consider post-service work applications from the public's perspective and give independent and impartial advice to the secretary for the civil service, [or it] would not be able to play an effective role.'

New World China Land: 'There were grounds for the public suspicion that Mr Leung Chin-man's taking up of the employment with NWCL was a deferred benefit related to the Hunghom Peninsula case.'