Chiefs briefed on Aw case

Justice chiefs have been told of the 'latest developments' in the ICAC's inquiries into the possible prosecution of newspaper tycoon Sally Aw Sian.

But an ICAC spokesman refused to say whether its requests to interview the three current and former Hong Kong Standard executives jailed for circulation fraud had been granted.

Late last week, it was disclosed that the ICAC had agreed with the Department of Justice that it would investigate whether further evidence was available. It then wrote to the trio's solicitors seeking interviews.

'We have informed the Department of Justice of the latest developments in our contacts with the lawyers of the three convicted persons,' the spokesman said.

Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie is to appear before a Legco panel today to explain why Ms Aw, chairwoman of Sing Tao Group, was named as a co-conspirator in the Standard case but was not charged.