Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CE receives report on ICAC's procedures

The Chief Executive, CY Leung, has received a report from the Independent Review Committee on the Regulatory Systems and Procedures of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for handling official entertainment, gifts and duty visits.
The four-member review committee was set up in May following a public outcry over claims that a former head of the commission, Timothy Tong, had spent large sums of public money on lavish entertainment for mainland officials.

Mr Leung said the report would be published after the government had sought legal advice on how to handle it. This was because the ICAC was still investigating the complaints against Mr Tong and the administration did not want to prejudice the probe.

Mr Leung said once the legal advice has been obtained, the government will publish the report in an appropriate manner.