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  1. Leung down in polls after alleged triad connection

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So, Stuart Lau and Jennifer Ngo An alleged connection between a triad member and the campaign team of chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying may have cost him public support, ... businessman 'Shanghai Boy' Kwok Wing-hung in Yuen Long. The report raised suspicions of triad involvement in the Election Committee's March 25 vote for the city's next chief ...

  2. Public liability

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... accompanied by a man with alleged triad connections. The Independent Commission Against Corruption subsequently stepped in after Leung's election rival Henry Tang Ying-yen was reportedly intimidated by triad-related people. Many were concerned Leung might have become involved in 'black gold' politics. Even though the ICAC investigation was closed with no charges being ...

  3. Dinner guests reconvene after their last meal blew up

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Leung's campaign. The presence of an alleged triad member, 'Shanghai Boy' Kwok Wing-hung, sparked a series of accusations about 'black gold politics'- collusion between politicians and triads. At yesterday's lunch, key figures from February's meeting sat down again, including rural leaders who had backed Henry Tang Ying-yen in the election, and Lew ...

  4. In this election, the worst is yet to come

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and everyone went seriously off line. The key to drama, of course, is surprise. And what surprises there were in store, from allegations of illicit affairs and illegitimate offspring to triad ...

  5. Zeman gives Tang full backing in race for top job

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as Leung had become deeply embroiled in triad rumours. 'Bill Clinton had an affair with [Monica] Lewinsky, but that did not stop him from being a well-loved [US]president,' he said. ...

  6. C.Y. Leung the winner in debate

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... role as the spoiler, winning repeated applause as he sniped at his heavyweight rivals about 'black-gold politics'- a reference to links between politics and triad societies arising ... February, before Leung was embroiled in a row over a dinner at Lau Fau Shan that was attended by a businessman said to have triad links. The three will meet again on Monday in a policy forum ...

  7. Student union under fire for political ads

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... non-partisan and aimed at upholding a 'core value'- that politicians must not collude with triad societies. He said they had cost about HK$300,000 after discounts from the papers. ... by Leung's rival, Henry Tang Ying-yen. Following the dinner, allegations surfaced that Tang had received threats from triads. Questions have continued about who paid for the meal and who invited ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Feeding an appetite for controversy Guess who came to dinner? An alleged former triad boss. Guess who invited him? A great mystery. Guess who organised the dinner? An even ... who paid or who exactly had organised the dinner, how come they all knew precisely when and where to turn up? And that includes the triad boss. Somebody please summon Sherlock Holmes. Get Dr ...

  9. Leung camp tries to woo Tang backers

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prices surge. Meanwhile, Leung again defended himself against allegations that a triad member had shown up unexpectedly at a dinner attended by his campaign officers with rural leaders in Yuen Long on February 10. He said he did not know the name, or the nickname, of the alleged triad member that had been reported. Tang also said he did not know the person. In a bid to show that he ...

  10. End of an era?

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... his campaign staff really collude with triads? Maybe it's too much reality to sink in all at once. Maybe it's best suited to a movie script. But the roller coaster we've been ...




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