Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong told the Court of First Instance yesterday that he suggested in 2002 allowing former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan to take on extra consultancy work - but not for Larry Yung Chi-kin or Richard Li Tzar-kai. Yung is former Citic Pacific chairman and Li is PCCW chairman. Thomas Kwok told the corruption trial that he proposed the exceptions in memo exchanges with then-chairman of SHKP, Walter Kwok Ping-sheung. "Regarding Richard Li, he's from PCCW, which was a keen competitor of ours," he said. "Regarding Larry Yung, he was his close friend. I thought if he worked for him and talked about our family matters with him, I didn't think it was a good idea." Hui was hired as SHKP's consultant between 2003 and 2005. Kwok told the jury that he felt Hui did not want to provide an exclusive service for them. "He wanted to work for other companies as well," he said. Thomas Kwok proposed allowing Hui to work for 10 other families. Apart from the HK$10 million a year remuneration that Thomas Kwok proposed at that stage - HK$5 million less than the ultimate offer according to Hui - Thomas Kwok said he guessed Hui could earn as much as HK$10 million extra if he took on 10 other jobs. Hui was nicknamed the "King of Strategies", Kwok said. "He was good at providing us with methods and plans. He was knowledgeable in mainland-related issues," Kwok added. The South China Morning Post does not make reports of ongoing jury trials available for comment by our readers. This policy applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court are observed. Readers will be able to comment on these stories as soon as the trial concerned ends.