Leung tries to draw line under illegal structures row
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday he had come clean on the illegal structures at his houses and hoped the controversy could be put to an end.
Leung made the remarks hours before legislators discussed a motion for a vote of no confidence in him on Wednesday afternoon.
In an apparent effort to end the controversy, Leung said on Wednesday morning he had revealed “all the facts” concerning the illegal structures at his Peak houses.
“I gave all the facts on the matter in the Legco meeting two days ago. I also apologised to Legco and the community,” he said after visiting a construction site for a subsidised housing estate in Tsing Yi.
“I hope that after the matter is put to an end, we – together with Legco and the community – can work on our policy making,” he added.
At a Legislative Council question-and-answer session on Monday, Leung apologised five times for his handling of the unauthorised building works. His failure to acknowledge them until the media exposed them in June was negligent, he said.
But Leung’s account failed to satisfy his critics, who accused him of lying in his remarks to Legco.
The Buildings Department is carrying out inspections of his former home in Stanley, after media reports alleged that it had a suspected illegal extension.