Former KCRC chief executive Yeung Kai-yin is in a serious condition in an intensive care unit at the Queen Mary Hospital, hospital officials said. Mr Yeung was admitted on September 19. It is unclear whether it was due to complications arising from a kidney transplant he underwent earlier this year in Beijing. He is understood to be suffering from 'other complications', although his family has reportedly said he was 'in good shape'. Mr Yeung, 64, is chairman of the Vocational Training Council. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star this year for his contributions to manpower training. The council declined to comment, citing privacy concerns. He was the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's chief executive from 1996 to 2003. For the first four years of his tenure, he also held the post as chairman, until Michael Tien Puk-sun took over in 2001. Mr Yeung's seven-year tenure at the helm of the KCRC was marked by the Siemens controversy and cost over-runs of the West Rail project. In 2002, the KCRC had to pay an extra $100 million to Siemens to complete work on a telecommunication project for West Rail after it fell behind schedule. Mr Yeung was previously Sino Land executive director, a position he took after he left the civil service in 1993 after serving for 32 years, during which he served stints as secretary for treasury, education and manpower and transport.