Former chief executive Donald Tsang has been taken to hospital after spending time in jail on Monday.
Tsang, who was convicted of misconduct in public office on Friday, was being remanded in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Center to await sentencing on Wednesday when he apparently started having trouble breathing, public broadcaster RTHK reports.
The 72-year-old was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on a stretcher at about 9 p.m., the report said.
Earlier, the prosecution said Tsang will be retried on a corruption case after a nine-member jury failed to return a majority verdict.
The case stemmed from allegations that Tsang had accepted, as an advantage, free renovation of a penthouse in Shenzhen from businessman Bill Wong in exchange for the granting of a digital radio license to one of his companies, the report said.
No date has been agreed for the retrial, however.
Tsang has been convicted of a separate misconduct charge, for failing to disclose that dealing to the Executive Council, which approved the license application.
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