New ICAC post to handle Rafael Hui case


audio Subcommittee member Emily Lau.
A Legislative Council subcommittee has approved the creation of a temporary post of Assistant Director at the ICAC, to prepare criminal proceedings against the former chief secretary, Rafael Hui, and Raymond and Thomas Kwok - the co-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties - on bribery and misconduct in public office charges.

The post would have an annual salary of around HK$1.6 million and would be effective for 30 months from the 12th of next month.

The ICAC already has four assistant directors, but its chief Simon Peh told lawmakers it wasn't feasible to allocate the case to them due to their workload.

Emily Lau - a member of the subcommittee - says it's vital the case is properly resourced.

She said their party supported the application because it was a major case that it would drag on for a long time.

The government will seek funding for the new ICAC post from the Finance Committee later.

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