Donald Tsang

Hong Kong’s former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who served two-terms as leader from 2005-2012, faces misconduct charges during his time in office. A three-year graft probe by the Independent Commission Against Corruption examined whether Tsang accepted favours from tycoons during his tenure. Tsang was arrested on October 5, 2015. Although denying any conflict of interest, Tsang has previously admitted taking two holiday trips on private jets and another two on yachts while in office. He allegedly also failed to declare plans to lease a Shenzhen penthouse from a tycoon at a bargain rate.

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Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen (right) accompanied by his wife Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei arrive at the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho. 13NOV15

Donald Tsang misconduct trial set for January next year

Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Hong Kong’s highest-ranking official ever to be charged, is to stand trial next year for alleged misconduct over his plan to rent a three-storey penthouse in Shenzhen.