THE ICAC's ''target list'' includes two senior officers in the disciplined services, one councillor, executives of Chinese-funded companies and politicians, according to the former deputy Director of Operations, Alex Tsui Ka-kit. But he admitted on the fourth day of the historic Security Panel hearing into his sacking that Director of Operations Jim Buckle never mentioned specifically that the list was for politically-sensitive ''dirt''. The list could have been used for corruption investigations, he said, but added Mr Buckle included the officers because he ''hated them very much''. Under tough questioning from legislators, he also said that it was only after his sacking that he linked his dismissal to the ICAC's alleged taking over of political vetting from the police's Special Branch. Mr Tsui said he was told by Mr Buckle to prepare a brand new ''target list''. He said he had suggested to Mr Buckle that the list should be built by updating all the ''personality files'' of the ICAC. Mr Tsui said his idea was cold-shouldered by Mr Buckle, who allegedly said at the time: ''I want you to be more innovative.'' He said Mr Buckle also confirmed that the Operations Review Committee would be kept in the dark and that ICAC staff would not be consulted. He quoted Mr Buckle as saying at that time that ''they [Operations Review Committee] can only review what they've been fed''. But legislators grilled Mr Tsui on whether the new list would actually have begun a new vetting process alien to previous ICAC work. Mr Tsui said he did not know the full details, but said the extended checking was much more serious than normal integrity checking. ''If I say I know the full details, I am obviously lying,'' he said. He said extended checking would be a ''black box operation'' which gave investigators ''absolute freedom''. United Democrats legislator Cheung Man-kwong said he was amazed by the arguments put forward by Mr Tsui, later attacking him for vague, evasive answers. ''I am very amazed that you stress you don't know the details of the new jobs taken over from the Special Branch . . . Please bear in mind you have mentioned since the first day after your dismissal that your dispute with Jim Buckle on this was a major reason for your dismissal.'' United Democrats chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming questioned whether Mr Tsui had mentioned his opposition to the restructuring plan to ICAC Commissioner Bertrand de Speville. Mr Tsui said he had not and he admitted that he only came to realise that his sacking was ''politically motivated'' when the ICAC asked legislators to approve funding for an extra deputy director post a few days after his dismissal. ''Yes, I didn't know at that time the restructuring was coming so fast,'' he said. Liberal Party legislator Steven Poon Kwok-lim cast doubts on whether the ICAC would have had to resort to the sacking even if Mr Tsui's allegation was correct. ''It is very common for a difference in opinions among senior officers. It happens everywhere. They can simply transfer you to other posts. There's no need to sack you,'' Mr Poon said. Mr Tsui named Tony Godfrey - the man who headed the internal investigation against him - as the Assistant Director who had crashed an ICAC car but had not paid the full amount for damage to it. He also said: A local woman officer was sacked for ''getting too intimate'' with another officer who was the subject of a fruitless investigation. A local officer whose only ''misconduct'' was swearing on an overseas holiday was reprimanded and kept under watch for six months.