Date
20 September 2017
When hiring a person, Antony Leung says, he gives more weight to integrity than talent and capabilities. Photo: HKEJ
When hiring a person, Antony Leung says, he gives more weight to integrity than talent and capabilities. Photo: HKEJ

Ex-financial secretary Leung rules out 2017 election bid

Former financial secretary Antony Leung said he has no plans to run for Hong Kong chief executive in the 2017 election, and noted that people with talent but without integrity are dangerous, Ming Pao Daily News reported Thursday.

Leung, president of the Nan Fung Group, refused to answer journalists’ questions on whether Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is talented but lacks integrity at a student event on Wednesday. He said, however, that when hiring a person, he gives more weight to integrity than talent and capabilities.

The 62-year-old executive called on youngsters to embrace positive values in taking on competition, and to stand up on their feet again when they get knocked out.

Leung resigned from the Hong Kong government in July 2003 after prosecutors began reviewing his purchase of a luxury car just weeks before he raised auto registration taxes, which he insisted was an oversight.

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