ICAC given wide powers to follow money trails, court hears The ICAC was granted sweeping powers because Hong Kong had a special problem with corruption and its work would be hampered if it had to seek multiple warrants when following a money trail, a court heard yesterday. The claim came on the second day of a judicial review application in the Court of First Instance over the legality of a raid on a law firm, Philip K.H. Wong, Kennedy Y.H. Wong & Co, and associated company Philip (Nominees) in May. The warrants authorised Independent Commission Against Corruption investigators to look for records and documents 'or any other things' relating to the inquiry into a Hong Kong company, Roselle Court, linked to allegedly corrupt former Macau official Ao Man-long. Gerard McCoy SC, for the government, rejected arguments by Philip Dykes SC, for the firms, that the warrants served during the raid should have been obtained from the District Court or High Court. Mr McCoy said that did not apply when the ICAC was investigating crimes associated with corrupt conduct. Mr Justice John Saunders reserved his decision. Transport chief visits Shenzhen Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah discussed co-operation between the Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports during a visit to the border city. Ms Cheng met Deputy Mayor Zhang Siping to discuss work for a joint taskforce to study the strengthening of co-operation and feasibility of a rail connection between the airports.