Former chief executive issues 17-page letter saying he ‘reserves all rights to pursue proper legal recourse … to protect his reputation’.
In 2016 the Legislative Council set up a committee to investigate Leung Chun-ying’s receipt of HK$50 million from Australian engineering firm UGL. That payment came after UGL's 2011 purchase of DTZ, an insolvent property company of which Leung was a director before becoming Hong Kong chief executive in 2012. Leung took the cash after his election, but did not declare it to his cabinet. He insisted there was no conflict of interest and it was a normal "resignation arrangement", but pan-democrats alleged impropriety.