ICAC follows up on Wong Ho-ming's complaint against CY Leung
League of Social Democrats’ executive committee member Raphael Wong Ho-ming reported to the Independent Commission Against Corruption on Wednesday morning as part of a probe into allegations of election bribery against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
It was the first time Wong had reported to the ICAC since filing a complaint against Leung last week based on accusations by former Leung supporter Lew Mon-hung.
Lew claimed in numerous media interviews that the chief executive had reneged on a promise to appoint him as a member of the Executive Council in exchange for Lew supporting Leung’s candidacy for the position of chief executive.
“This incident [the promise] reveals a possible political reward from Leung to one of his core supporters, and the absurdity of the small circle election.” Wong said.
Wong delivered to the ICAC a compact disc on which he had downloaded interviews with Lew on various radio shows as support for his complaint against the chief executive.
According to the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance, it is a criminal offence for a person who offers an advantage to another person as an inducement to vote, or canvass votes, for a particular candidate.
It was later revealed that Lew was on bail after being arrested by the ICAC on January 8 in a separate case involving his listed company, Pearl Oriental Oil.
Wong on Monday also called on legislators to support lawmaker and Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan’s plan get the Legislative Council to investigate the case under the exercise of the power and privilege ordinance.