A complaint is filed as a Legco inquiry into the event's handling begins The ICAC has been urged to look into the Harbour Fest fiasco a day after the release of a report criticising the organisation of the event. Veteran political activist Tsang Kin-shing yesterday filed a complaint to the Independent Commission Against Corruption after the report by a government-appointed inquiry panel concluded officials had failed to properly monitor the American Chamber of Commerce, which organised the three-week festival last autumn. Foreign artists had been overpaid by at least $13 million as a result. 'The investigative [inquiry] can't punish people,' Mr Tsang said. 'That's why the ICAC needs to investigate to see whether some people pocketed public money.' A spokeswoman for the ICAC would not comment on specific cases but said an investigation into a complaint would start if there was enough evidence. The move came as the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee started its investigation into the Harbour Fest and questioned Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and Mike Rowse, the director-general of InvestHK, which oversaw the event. Mr Tang said the government's Economic Relaunch Working Group, set up to restore Hong Kong's image after the Sars outbreak, had been impressed by AmCham's idea last July and believed it was working with experts from Disney and the National Basketball Association from the US. Legislator Lau Kong-wah said, however: 'Disney was finally responsible for stage construction while the job of securing western artists fell on an inexperienced company.' During a meeting in September, when AmCham presented a detailed presentation, Mr Tang said the working group had still not been aware of any problems. 'Their presentation was so comprehensive and there were lots [of artists]. We thought all things were under control.' Mr Tang said he recalled it was the decision of former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung to 'sponsor' the event, to the tune of $100 million, to avoid 'micro-managing' of the event by the government. Mr Rowse, repeatedly grilled over whether he was misled by AmCham, said he believed it did not intend to deceive him and the working group. 'We were in fact very hands-on in our monitoring and directly assisted AmCham. I don't agree that Amcham set out to deceive us.' He also rejected legislators' criticism that he had not been able to monitor the event properly because he spent most of his time on overseas duties or on holiday during preparation for the event, saying he had to juggle various priorities. Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said his bureau had started following up the matter. But when asked whether any officials should be punished, Mr Wong said any actions should wait until the Public Accounts Committee had completed its hearings.