Date
27 July 2017
Protesters hold up a banner condemning Leung Kwok-hung (inset) outside the ICAC headquarters.
Photos: Apple Daily, HKEJ
Protesters hold up a banner condemning Leung Kwok-hung (inset) outside the ICAC headquarters. Photos: Apple Daily, HKEJ

Antigraft agency invites lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ to assist in probe

Legislative councilor “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung was invited to the headquarters of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to assist in an investigation, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.

Leung claimed last week he was offered HK$100 million in February to vote for the government’s electoral reform bill in Legco.

He later admitted he had made up the amount but insisted it was a white lie and that the person who made the offer said his boss would be able to provide Leung with enough wealth to last him two lifetimes.

Leung was accompanied Tuesday morning by lawyer Stephen Char Shik-ngor, former chief ICAC investigator, to the agency’s headquarters in North Point.

Long Hair left after 20 minutes, the report said.

When reporters asked him if he was assisting in the bribery investigation, Leung declined to reveal any details, saying merely that he had come at the request of the ICAC.

Several groups staged a protest in the afternoon outside the agency’s headquarters, including dozens of South Asians holding banners in Chinese saying “Long Hair is bad for Hong Kong for taking bribes, must investigate and find out the truth.”

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