Former head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Timothy Tong Hin-ming on Wednesday refuted accusations that two of his duty visits to the mainland contained excessive non-official activities.Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 5:50pm
The graft-busting agency has promised to consider moving its regional offices out of high-priced ground-floor locations, after a government audit found that it spent HK$275,600 a month to rent an office in Lam Tin.21 Jun 2013 - 5:15am 1 comment
Graft-busting agency ICAC, stung by revelations that it had paid for huge amounts of liquor under its free-spending former chief, Timothy Tong Hin-ming, has suspended alcohol purchases and may sell its remaining supplies.5 Jun 2013 - 3:34am 2 comments
The anti-corruption chief has been asked to investigate allegations that former executive councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen borrowed HK$70 million from a developer while chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority.1 Jun 2013 - 3:38am 2 comments
The amount former ICAC chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming spent on gifts has turned out to be more than triple the amount previously identified.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption, which had stated earlier that Tong had spent HK$220,000 on gifts for official functions in his five years as commissioner, said yesterday the figure was over HK$724,000.28 May 2013 - 3:25am
Troubled former chief graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming admitted for the first time yesterday that he had approved the purchase of strong spirits for use at receptions. Tong told lawmakers that buying different types of alcohol was necessary to meet different guests' needs at functions held by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.25 May 2013 - 4:45am 4 comments
Former chief graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming says he does not believe an investigation into his hospitality expenses will affect the anti-corruption agency's reputation.
Speaking to journalists after attending a Legislative Council Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday, he said the Independent Commission Against Corruption was reputable and influential.25 May 2013 - 3:57am 1 comment
Things are coming together, but not in a good way. It seems that hardly a day passes without the integrity of some senior government official being questioned and, worse, the system of government being undermined. Taken separately, these things are bad enough but, when considered as a whole, the picture is very disturbing.25 May 2013 - 8:10am 10 comments
Justice delayed is justice denied," says a legal maxim. If a criminal case is delayed, a trial may be stayed - if the delay has caused prejudice; while a convicted defendant may receive a reduced sentence because of the trauma he or she has faced. Suspects, therefore, must know their fate within a reasonable time, and not be left in suspense.24 May 2013 - 5:20am 9 comments
The ICAC has imposed stricter checks on official entertainment and gift expenses following allegations of extravagance and collusion surrounding Timothy Tong Hin-ming, former chief of the graft-busting body.17 May 2013 - 5:51am 2 comments
I’ve often remarked that all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. That may not be exactly how I phrased it, but it sums it up. Take a bow, William Shakespeare, who wrote down the enduring lines centuries before the drama I’m referring to started playing out to an enthralled Hong Kong audience.16 May 2013 - 2:46pm 6 comments
The former ICAC head will face legislators’ questions later this week over his allegedly lavish spending on meals and entertainments during his tenure.
Timothy Tong Hin-ming will attend a 4-hour public hearing on Saturday as a witness to explain findings in a recent report by the Director of Audit, a meeting schedule from the Legislative Council secretariat showed.14 May 2013 - 2:35pm 2 comments
Over the years, the ICAC has proved itself to be an impressive force for rooting out corrupt practices. So the Timothy Tong Hin-ming scandal comes not just as a shock for Hong Kong, but also for those who look up to the ICAC as the very best anti-corruption agency in the world.14 May 2013 - 3:02am
Agnes Tai Wai-kuen, 58, pleaded guilty in Eastern Court yesterday to two counts of making false statements to the Independent Commission Against Corruption under oath.11 May 2013 - 6:07am
The allegations surrounding former ICAC head Timothy Tong Hin-ming have not only cast a shadow over the integrity of the anti-graft body, they have also tarnished core values long cherished by Hong Kong people.8 May 2013 - 3:36pm 4 comments