30 people arrested in corruption case linked to airport Three Runway System, 2 charged and appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts

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19th August 2022 – (Hong Kong)  A spokesman for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) confirmed yesterday (18th) that the ICAC conducted an enforcement operation in the past two days and arrested a few personnel hired the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) on a short-term basis. They include “Three Runway System” project manager, a Principal Senior Manager, a Senior Manager and a Senior Works Inspector, as well as 26 staff and other persons employed by engineering contractors and sub-contractors, the arrested persons are aged 27 to 77 involving 3 females and 27 males.

After seeking legal advice from the Department of Justice, the ICAC has prosecuted two of them at this stage, accusing them of receiving and providing bribes totalling about HK$3.8 million. One of them is Lee Wing-fai (47 years old), chief senior manager of AA, Ng Kai-on (65 years old), sole director and shareholder of an engineering company. Lee Wing-fai was charged with two counts of conspiracy to allow a public official to accept an advantage, contrary to Section 4(2)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and Section 159A of the Crimes Ordinance.

The offence of offering an advantage by an officer, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance. The two defendants appeared at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts this morning (19th). An ICAC spokesman pointed out that the corruption case was related to the approval, administration and financial matters of works and materials supply contracts. The ICAC investigation did not find any information to suggest that there were problems in the quality of works and specifications of materials. The ICAC will continue to maintain close liaison with the AA.

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