Rafael Hui

Rafael Hui Si-Yan, born in 1948, is a former Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong and a former career civil servant. Hui was arrested in March 2012 by the Independent Commission Against Corruption on suspicion of corruption. The trial of Hui, along with Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, which opened in early June 2014, was called the most high-profile corruption trial in the history of the Hong Kong SAR.

The ICAC’s director of investigation (government sector), Ricky Yu (centre), flanked by chief investigators Winnie Lee Wai-yee (left) and Hazel Law. Photo: David Wong

How small team of graft-busters closed the net on Rafael Hui

Over 120 witnesses, 230 bank accounts, local and overseas, and thousands of bank transactions spanning almost a decade: such was the task facing anti-graft officers during a six-year investigation that eventually put Hong Kong’s