Date
19 October 2017
Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen (right), shown here with chief prosecutor Keith Yeung (left), says the investigation into alleged impropriety by Donald Tsang  (inset) is complicated because it involves other jurisdictions. Photo: HKEJ
Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen (right), shown here with chief prosecutor Keith Yeung (left), says the investigation into alleged impropriety by Donald Tsang (inset) is complicated because it involves other jurisdictions. Photo: HKEJ

Decision on Donald Tsang misconduct probe out in three months

Hong Kong prosecutors are still building a case against former chief executive Donald Tsang for alleged improper conduct while in office.

Justice officials have several more issues to consider but expect a decision in three months, according to Ming Pao Daily which cites chief prosecutor Keith Yeung.

It has been three years since the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) launched an investigation into allegations Tsang accepted advantages from business tycoons during his term in office.

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen defended the length of time the investigation has taken, saying it’s a complicated process involving other jurisdictions.

In March, Yuen told the Legislative Council the case had come to the final stage and a decision on whether to press charges was imminent.

The investigation stemmed from complaints about alleged impropriety by Tsang just months before his term ended in June 2012.

Tsang allegedly received favors from a mainland property tycoon that allowed him to rent a luxury house in Shenzhen cheaply.

He is also alleged to have accepted advantages from businessmen, including overseas holidays and use of private jets and luxury yachts.

Some legal experts said Tsang could face charges under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance or under common law relating to misconduct in public office.

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