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  1. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Lawmakers accuse former anti-corruption chief of dodging graft questions

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... The committee decided to invoke the Powers and Privileges Ordinance, which would grant legal privilege to Tong's testimony, meaning it cannot be used against him in legal proceedings. It would also allow the former Independent Commission Against Corruption commissioner to answer questions without compromising an ongoing criminal investigation into his conduct being carried out ...

  2. Graft watchdog issues guidelines on managing buildings' finances

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in their buildings' financial management. From January to September, the Independent Commission Against Corruption received 672 complaints about corruption in building management, a slight drop from 714 ... forbidden. The commission's corruption prevention director, Jean Au Yeung Lui Miu-kwan, said many people who acted voluntarily as owners' corporation members lacked professional accounting ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Former ICAC chief Timothy Tong brought friends to official meals

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... of a traditional Chinese screen worth as much as HK$200,000 from mainland judicial officials in 2007. It was still in ICAC headquarters when he stepped down last year. The former Independent Commission Against Corruption chief also confirmed he bought about 1,000 bottles of alcohol during his five years in charge. Independent lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun asked Tong if he had taken former assistant ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - THE ICAC

    Lawmakers blast ICAC's 'creative accounting'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... expressed concerns over what they called arbitrary and creative accounting by the Independent Commission Against Corruption as they examine expenses for meals and duty visits incurred by its former chief, Timothy Tong Hin-ming. In April, the Audit Report revealed that Tong had hosted two lavish dinners in December 2011 based around an international anti-corruption video competition. ...

  5. Graft complaints jump amid financial crisis

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming says. In the first quarter of the year, the Independent Commission Against Corruption received 811 reports of graft, a 23 per cent increase on last year's 659. Reports on financial sector corruption in this period also showed a rise from 26 to 38. 'It is a bit difficult to tell if the 23 per cent increase of reported cases is a direct reflection ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Leung Chun-ying faces calls to form inquiry commission for ICAC row

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Colleen Lee

    ... actions during his five years leading the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In a letter addressed to Leung, Tien warned that the government's integrity was at stake. It was in the public interest to appoint an independent commission - led by a judge - to look into the case thoroughly, he wrote. Next month, Legco's Public Accounts Committee will hold a hearing focusing ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To fight corruption, Beijing should look to Pakistan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:16pm by DAN HOUGH

    ... Dan Hough Dan Hough suggests empowering citizens to report bribery, as Lahore has Pakistan's anti-graft message may be well-received in China The Independent Commission Against ... to be reshaped and remoulded. It would have to be given an independence that would place it above and (far) beyond the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. It would need to have strong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    ICAC opening new HQ meant more entertaining, says Timothy Tong

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... entertainment bills racked up during his five-year tenure at the Independent Commission Against Corruption to a rise in the number of visitors to the agency's headquarters in North Point after ... anti-corruption education in the community. The graft-busting agency reached about 23,000 people last year through talks, visits and meetings, a 25 per cent drop from 2008, the Audit Commission reported ...

  9. News - China - Anti-corruption

    Communist Party anti-corruption watchdog investigates one of its own officials

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 02:23pm by Chris Luo

    ... under investigation China’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, has turned its sights on one of its own officials, as the Communist Party deepens its campaign against graft. Shen Weichen, deputy chairman and party secretary of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, and one of nation’s 130 discipline inspection officials, has been placed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Real estate agents get help to fight corruption

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Man-ling, chief corruption prevention officer at the Independent Commission Against Corruption, said the industry was very competitive and on average each agent could only complete three transactions last year. This had tempted some agents to use inappropriate methods or resort to corruption to secure a deal, said Au, who revealed that there were 71 complaints of corruption against ...




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