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  • Dec 22, 2014
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Rafael Hui Si-yan

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, has since been called the most high-profile corruption trial in the history of the Hong Kong SAR.

Rafael Hui's mistress fears expensive gifts he gave her will be confiscated

Eline Shen "didn't know Hui was an official". Photo: SCMP

The mistress of Rafael Hui Si-yan received so much cash from her former lover that she was embarrassed to take more from him, according to a magazine report in which she confirmed the secret affair.

Monday, 22 December, 2014, 3:41am

Birthday blues for Kwok family matriarch after graft trial overshadows 85th

Birthday blues for Kwok family matriarch after graft trial overshadows 85th

Executives of property giant Sun Hung Kai Properties are still guessing when the 85th birthday of the Kwok family's matriarch will be celebrated.

21 Dec 2014 - 9:52am 2 comments

Rafael Hui's links with 'godfather of nightclubs' likely formed at racetrack

Rafael Hui's wife Teresa Lo visits him at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre.Photo: Bruce Yan

A shared interest in horse racing brought together the well-known owner of one of the world's top luxurious Japanese-themed nightclubs and the man who was to become the government's No 2 official.

21 Dec 2014 - 4:26am 2 comments

Disgraced Rafael Hui may seek legal aid for appeal, says wife who 'kept her finances separate'

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong (left) in jail. Photo: Edward Wong

The wife of Rafael Hui Si-yan broke her silence for the first time since his graft trial started, as the chief secretary turned criminal endured his first night behind bars.

21 Dec 2014 - 9:11am 25 comments

TIMELINE: the eight-month saga of Hong Kong’s biggest corruption trial

TIMELINE: the eight-month saga of Hong Kong’s biggest corruption trial 19 Dec 2014 - 7:38pm

SHKP announces management reshuffle after conviction of Thomas Kwok in graft trial

Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong appears at the High Court in Admiralty on Friday. Photo: Felix Wong

Sun Hung Kai Properties announced a management reshuffle on Friday night after its co-chairman Thomas Kwok and executive director Thomas Chan were found guilty of bribery.

20 Dec 2014 - 9:11am

Rafael Hui and Thomas Kwok found guilty of bribery in Hong Kong’s biggest graft trial

The long trial ends in shame for former chief secretary Rafael Hui (right) as he is taken away in a prison van following the verdict. Photo: AP

After a five-day deliberation, the High Court jury found Hui guilty of five out of eight counts of charges spanning bribery and misconduct in public office. The decision was seen as an unprecedented victory for the anti-corruption watchdog.

20 Dec 2014 - 3:43am

For sale: The Beatles, jazz and blues records from shamed Rafael Hui’s extensive record collection

Rafael Hui spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on records and concerts. Photo: Nora Tam

Music lovers can check out the roughly 11,000 records, CDs and video discs that once belonged to former chief secretary Rafael Hui but are now on offer to offset his reported HK$75 million debts.

20 Dec 2014 - 12:04pm 5 comments

Rafael Hui corruption trial: the multimillion-dollar clash of legal titans

David Perry QC called more than 50 witnesses. Photo: Dickson Lee

The corruption trial labelled the highest-profile in Hong Kong's post-colonial history could be unparalleled in the dominance of some of the biggest names on the British Bar.

20 Dec 2014 - 9:44am

How bribe-taker Rafael Hui’s taste for the high life led to his fall from grace

Rafael Hui arrives at court on the day he is found guilty of misconduct in public office. Photo: Felix Wong

When he became Hong Kong’s No 2 man in 2005, Rafael Hui Si-yan quipped it was a “nightmare” he had never imagined would befall him.

22 Dec 2014 - 11:59am 3 comments

Bank of East Asia seeks to have former chief secretary Rafael Hui declared bankrupt

Bank of East Asia seeks to have former chief secretary Rafael Hui declared bankrupt

Embattled former chief secretary Rafael Hui si-yan faces fresh financial troubles after the Bank of East Asia filed a petition in the High Court on Monday to have him declared bankrupt.

Media reports last year said Hui, 65, owed the bank HK$60 million in loans.

25 Sep 2013 - 2:09pm

Ex-chief secretary Hui’s financial woes just keep piling up

Rafael Hui. Photo: Edward Wong

The line of creditors knocking at the door of embattled former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan continues to grow, with a fourth lender filing court action to claim at least HK$1.2 million.

30 Aug 2013 - 7:56am

Date set for Rafael Hui corruption trial

Ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui

The long-awaited corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and the billionaire Kwok brothers of one of the city's biggest developers will be heard in the Court of First Instance in May next year.

The listing was decided in a closed-door session yesterday in the High Court, where the hearing will take place between May 8 and August 15 next year.

6 Jun 2013 - 3:47am

Sun Hung Kai high-profile corruption trial set for May 2014

Sun Hung Kai Properties (from left) chairmen Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and executive director Thomas Chan Kui-yuen in February. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s biggest corruption case in history involving the co-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties is set to be tried in May next year.

The listing was conducted at a close-door hearing at the High Court on Wednesday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Larry Yung secretary lied to ICAC over flat linked to Hui case

Rafael Hui

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