Date
19 September 2017
Most of the staff of the Independent Commission Against Corruption had reportedly given notice that they won't attend the agency's annual dinner on Friday. Photo: HKEJ
Most of the staff of the Independent Commission Against Corruption had reportedly given notice that they won't attend the agency's annual dinner on Friday. Photo: HKEJ

ICAC postpones dinner because of no-shows

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has postponed its annual dinner on Friday after the majority of staff said they will not attend, Radio Television Hong Kong reports.

Sources told the broadcaster that some 80 percent of the ICAC staff said they won’t turn up for the event.

The anti-graft body has been caught in a controversy over the removal of the acting head of its powerful operations department, Rebecca Li Bo-lan, who has since decided to resign.

Critics claim politics was behind her departure. It is said that Li was leading an investigation into the case involving Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who did not declare that he had received HK$50 million from an Australian firm, UGL.

Another top ICAC investigator, Dale Ko, has also resigned, the report said.

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