Albert Yeung and Juno Mak are among 22 arrested in a sweeping investigation into the music awards system The entertainment industry was yesterday rocked by the arrest of mogul Albert Yeung Sau-shing and singer Juno Mak Chun-lung as part of a sweeping ICAC investigation into an alleged bribes-for-awards scam. It is understood that senior executives of TVB and other entertainment companies were also among the 22 arrested. All were still being questioned last night. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said last night that the operation had been mounted in relation to corruption allegations over preferential treatment given to a number of singers. This included the promotion of these singers and their hits on a music billboard, it said. But the ICAC did not release the names of any of those arrested. More than 100 ICAC officers launched raids yesterday morning following an investigation into a complaint received several months ago. A further 60 officers raided Mr Yeung's Emperor Hotel in Happy Valley last night. The case is believed to be one of the largest probes into alleged impropriety in the Hong Kong entertainment industry. Sources said that those arrested included Mr Yeung, chairman of the Emperor Group, senior executives from TVB and Universal Music HK, Universal singer Juno Mak and his father, Clement Mak Siu-tong, who is the chairman of CCT Telecom. Juno picked up the 'best interpretation' award during TVB Jade's Solid Gold Awards in January. The ICAC statement said a further 26 people had been interviewed in connection with the investigation. These are understood to include singers Nicholas Tse Ting-fung, Eason Chan Yik-shun, Yumiko and Taiwanese entertainer Dave Wang Chieh. Sources said that those arrested from Universal Music HK and the Emperor Group were alleged to have offered advantages, including money, to TVB senior executives. The advantages were alleged to have been offered to ensure 'that hits by certain of their singers would be given favourable positions on the billboard, and securing various musical awards granted by the broadcasting company'. Also believed to have been arrested were Ho Lai-tsuen, assistant controller of TVB's non-drama sub-division, and Chan Ka-lun, who is in charge of TVB's Solid Gold music programme. Mani Fok Man-hei, the powerful director of artist management for the Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG), was also understood to have been arrested, along with Alex Chan Siu-po, the president of Universal Music HK, and his deputy. Lisa Kan Chin-chin, the senior general manager of the record department of Music Plus, an EEG subsidiary, was also thought to have been arrested. Sources said a senior staff member from PCCW's Music Nation was arrested for his role as an agent. It is understood that the investigation was led by the same team of ICAC officers who have just completed the report into the so-called 'Car-gate' scandal involving outgoing financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung. TVB yesterday confirmed that the ICAC had approached it for information and assistance. It said it would co-operate fully.