Legislator wants to know how the organisers spend $100 million in government funding Democratic legislator Fred Li Wah-ming has written to the Independent Commission Against Corruption requesting that it investigate the operations of Harbour Fest. Mr Li has been leading calls for more details on the three-week festival, including an explicit explanation of how organisers are spending $100 million they received in government funding. According to a contract signed between the American Chamber of Commerce and InvestHK, which is backing the event with taxpayers' money, AmCham has been given rights to stage the Harbour Fest for five years. Legislators have been questioning why the company designated in the contract to manage the festival, Red Canvas, is owned by AmCham chairman James Thompson and his wife. Mr Li said he also wanted to know how organisers had decided which promoters to hire. The legislator has already written a letter to the Audit Commission asking it to investigate how the $1 billion in funds set aside for launching Hong Kong's post-Sars image - from which Harbour Fest funding came - has been spent. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday that the government would provide preliminary financial figures on the festival in two weeks, adding that he would answer three questions on the matter in Legco on Wednesday. He repeated his assertion that he would take ultimate responsibility for Harbour Fest. 'I'm an accountable official, and I'll be responsible for any political mistakes,' he said. The festival ends next Sunday when the Rolling Stones play the second of their two concerts. Last night, several newspapers received a fax claiming a protest was being organised demanding that key Harbour Fest organisers resign, apologise and refund the $100 million. But Mr Thompson said he was not worried about any protests during the Stones concert. 'I doubt they'd be able to convince anybody to boycott,' he said.