ICAC report not for release to protect confidentiality

THE Editorial (South China Morning Post, June 29) proceeds on a mistaken assumption.

The ICAC has not said it would not make public the findings of the report dealing with corruption problems faced by Hongkong businessmen operating a production base in China.

What the ICAC did say was that the report itself would not be released; as the editorial rightly points out, some confidentiality is necessary.

The ICAC will soon be making public the report's main findings and offering businessmen engaged in international trade, including China trade, advice on activities that could be criminal offences in Hongkong. KENNETH KO Chief Press Information Officer