Prosecutions planned in connection with Henry Tang’s illegally-built basement

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 2:58pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 6:45pm

The Buildings Department said on Saturday it would be pursuing prosecutions in connection with the illegally-built basement at the home of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen.

The department said it intended prosecuting “involved parties” - including a contractor and an engineer - of Tang’s 2,250-square-foot basement at his home. The home is located at 7 York Road in Kowloon Tong.

Tang’s wife, Lisa Kuo Yu-chin, would also be prosecuted because she was the owner representative, local media reported.

The discovery of the illegally-built basement last February ended Tang’s campaign for chief executive.

The Tangs on Saturday released a statement, via a representative, confirming they had received documents from the Buildings Department. They said they had handed them on to their lawyer. The couple said they would not comment further.

A hearing has been scheduled for March 13.