REGIONAL Councillor Mr Fung Pak-tai was handed a brown packet by Legislative Council member Gilbert Leung over lunch and told ''this is a treat for you'', the High Court was told yesterday. Mr Fung said he did not know what the packet contained but rejected it. Earlier, Leung had allegedly asked for his vote in the Legco election. After the election, Mr Fung had a packet containing $30,000 stuffed into his jacket pocket by a mutual friend. Mr Fung claimed it was his intention to return the money to the friend but the ICAC called at his home on the day he planned to give the money back. Earlier, the friend, Sha Tin District Board member Mr Lau Hon-kit, testified that the $30,000 he passed on to Mr Fung was a reward for the manner in which he voted in the Legco election. He was testifying under immunity. Mr Lau claimed that Leung gave him a cheque for $50,000 after his election victory. He said he gave $20,000 of that as a loan to a clansman and the remaining $30,000 to Mr Fung. Mr Fung was one of 35 Regional Councillors who voted to select a representative to Legco. Mr Lau rejected defence counsel Mr Cheng Huan QC's claim that he may have confused the alleged money for the election with a donation. But he admitted that when he was handed the $50,000 cheque by the defendant he never asked what it was for, nor was he told. He further admitted that the $30,000 was given to Mr Fung on his own initiative. Leung, 38, has denied offering $50,000 to Mr Fung and $100,000 to another Regional Councillor, Mr Cheung Hon-chung, and two other men, in return for procuring election to Legco. He has also denied, before Mr Justice Keith and a jury, incurring election expenses in excess of the $50,000 limit. Mr Fung, who is a partner in a restaurant business and chairman of the Cheung Chau Rural Committee, was testifying under immunity. The court heard he was asked by his friend Mr Lau to have lunch with him and the defendant. During the lunch the defendant asked Mr Fung to vote for him. When Mr Lau left them it was alleged the defendant offered a packet to Mr Fung. The defendant said: ''Uncle Tai, this is for you.'' Mr Fung told the court the packet was about 2.5 centimetres thick. He refused it and the defendant put it back into his pocket. Mr Michael McMahon for the Crown asked the witness whom he voted for. Mr Fung declined to answer after being told by the judge he was not obliged to do so. About a month after the defendant won the election, Mr Fung met Mr Lau. Mr Fung said that while in the car he was handed a white envelope by Mr Lau but he rejected it. Just as he was getting out of the car, Mr Lau allegedly stuffed the envelope into Mr Fung's jacket pocket. When he opened the envelope later, Mr Fung found three wads of $1,000 banknotes totalling $30,000. The hearing continues.