A member of the Government's elite Administrative Service has been charged with soliciting advantages for providing information to two investment consultants. Administrative Officer Alexander Chow Kai-shun, 33, attached to Wan Chai District Office, will appear in Eastern Court today on two counts of soliciting an advantage brought under Section 4 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance. The Administrative Service is generally considered to be the cream of the civil service. No member is known to have previously been prosecuted for such an offence. The ICAC claimed the alleged offences took place between November and December 1999, when Chow was an assistant secretary at the Trade and Industry Bureau. Chow is alleged to have solicited advantages from two investment agents for providing them with documentation and information on potential clients acquired in the course of, or from his employment in, the Trade and Industry Bureau to help them in selling investment products and services.