22nd November 2020 – (Hong Kong) The Commercial Crime Bureau of the Police launched an operation this morning (22nd) and arrested Yuen Long District Councillor Henry Wong Pak-yu, Kowloon City District Councillor Timothy Lee Hin-long and “U Made This” company director CHAN Tsz Him. It is understood that the three arrests were related to the expenses of the general election of the Legislative Council originally scheduled to be held in September.
The three of them are currently being detained for investigation, and it is not ruled out that more people will be arrested. At about 3.45pm, Henry Wong was escorted by poice back to his office in Tin Heng Estate, Tin Shui Wai to search for more evidence.
The spokesperson from the Police Commercial Crime Investigation Bureau explained the facts of the case in the afternoon, saying that a total of 3 people were arrested today, including two election candidates, who were involved in submitting false documents and quotations in order to falsely report election expenses. He continued that a large number of replica weapons were found in the residence of one of the arrested persons, including 8 replica long rifles, 17 imitation pistols, replica ammunition and a wooden bow. It is understood that the election expenses declared by the two district councillors for the second functional constituency seats of the Legislative Council, commonly known as the “Super District Council” were inflated, including the cost of services provided the company called “U Made This”. Therefore, it is reasonable to believe that the director of the company Chan and the two district councillors conspired to defraud government election expenses.
According to the election expenses declarations of the candidates of the Legislative Council published by the Registration and Electoral Office earlier, Henry Wong and Timothy Lee who participated in the District Council (2) (Super District Council) election, had a total election expenditure of approximately HK$4.89 million, of which more than HK$450,000 worth of election services and goods were donated by the company “U Made This”. The company mainly provides creative services and Chan is one of the company’s directors and the creative director.