A former assistant of ex-legislator Chim Pui-chung told ICAC investigators Chim drafted a list of recommended election candidates, a court heard yesterday. Chim is said to have told investigators he had forgotten who selected the 14 names allegedly handed out to up to 100 eligible voters at a dinner in Wan Chai. The court heard Lau Kwok-wai, who was Chim's Legco assistant from mid-October 1995 to September last year, told the Independent Commission Against Corruption Chim gave him a list a few days before his alleged 'vote-buying' dinner. 'I was called into Mr Chim's office and he gave me a handwritten list. I recognised that it was his handwriting,' Mr Lau is said to have told investigators. 'He asked me to find their candidate number and occupation, type it out and make 100 copies. 'On the day of the banquet, Mr Chim asked me to bring the copies to the restaurant, but I didn't know what they were for. 'During the banquet, Mr Chim told the guests that it didn't matter who they were voting for, and it was all right for them not to vote for the ones on the list, but the list could serve as a reference.' The ICAC has alleged that Chim, 52, was trying to influence the votes of dinner guests on March 27 last year - five days before the financial services subsector elections. The subsector helped elect members to the 800-member Election Committee, which in turn chose 10 legislators. Chim, who was then a legislative councillor, was returned in the financial services functional constituency. He denies illegally treating colleagues and failing to obtain written authorisation to incur expenses. The court has heard that Chim distributed a list of the names of 14 financial services subsector election candidates at the banquet. Eleven of them had been marked 'recommended', and a sentence reading 'please choose the following' had been placed over three names, the prosecution alleges. The hearing continues before Magistrate Colin Mackintosh in Eastern Court.