A Kwun Tong district councillor was one of five people arrested by the ICAC yesterday for allegedly submitting more than $100,000 in false claims for his assistants' pay over the space of three years. Philip Ng Chung-tak, a Liberal Party member who won the seat uncontested in the November election, was arrested with two of his former assistants and two others during an operation codenamed Junction. The anti-graft watchdog said the arrest was made after it received a complaint alleging that a council member might have used false payment slips to claim reimbursements for the wages of his assistants. Investigations by the Independent Commission Against Corruption found that Mr Ng had allegedly instructed his two former assistants to sign a number of payment slips acknowledging receipts of wages. These were believed to have been inflated by more than $40,000. He was also alleged to have incited two other people to pose as his assistants. Although they had never worked for him, the two were allegedly asked to sign payment slips for wages of more than $60,000. The ICAC said these false payment slips were allegedly used by the district councillor between 2000 and 2003 to claim reimbursements totalling more than $100,000 from the Kwun Tong district council. All five have been released on bail while the investigation continues.