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Timothy Tong's liquor spending spree gives ICAC a hangover

Simon Peh told the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee that ICAC may sell the small stock of wine it has left. Photo: Felix Wong

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.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 3:34am 2 comments

Lawmakers accuse former anti-corruption chief of dodging graft questions

Timothy Tong, former head of the ICAC, will appear for a second hearing this week after he gave testimony for less than 90 minutes. Photo: Sam Tsang

The hearing of the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee to question Tong and his successor, Simon Peh Yun-lu, was meant to run for four hours but ended after Tong gave evidence for less than 90 minutes when lawmakers accused him of dodging questions and wasting time.

19 May 2013 - 10:34am 11 comments

Graft-busting agency ICAC launches criminal inquiry into its former boss

Timothy Tong meeting the media as ICAC chief. Photo: Dickson Lee

The city's anti-graft agency said last night it will launch a corruption investigation into its former chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming. He becomes the first head of the graft-busting agency to face a criminal probe in the Independent Commission Against Corruption's 39-year history.

15 May 2013 - 9:03am 5 comments

Who watches over our graft watchdog, the ICAC?

Illustration: Martin Megino

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has long been one of Hong Kong's most cherished institutions, credited with helping turn the city from one of Asia's most corrupt into one of its cleanest.

12 May 2013 - 6:05am 8 comments

ICAC chief Simon Peh in U-turn on liaison office meal

ICAC commissioner Simon Peh Yun-lu speaks to media at the ICAC headquarters in North Point. Photo: David Wong

The Independent Commission Against Corruption was plunged further into controversy yesterday as it was revealed there were more unreported receptions and expenditures by its current and former commissioners.

27 Apr 2013 - 5:26am 6 comments

Ex-ICAC boss faces graft probe for allegedly dining out on public money

Timothy Tong Hin-ming. Photo: Sam Tsang

Former anti-graft chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming faces investigation by his former subordinates as new evidence suggests he used public money to treat officials from Beijing's liaison office.

26 Apr 2013 - 8:31am 9 comments