Monday, August 3, 2015   

Trial opens for Hui, Kwok brothers
(05-08 11:12)

The High Court has begun handling the biggest corruption case in Hong Kong history, which involves the co-heads of Sun Hung Kai Properties -- Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen -- and a former Chief Secretary, Rafael Hui Si-yan.
More than 100 people, including reporters and members of the public, have packed the court room and the lobby outside - where the proceedings are being broadcast live.
Hui is charged with accepting more than HK$30 million in bribes from the property magnates during his public office in exchange for favourable treatment.
The court has yet to start the trial proper, or to assemble a jury, as lawyers are still dealing with technical issues.
The judge has prohibited journalists from reporting details of the pre-trial proceedings.
The trial is expected to last more than 70 days, with the prosecution calling dozens of witnesses, including some former senior officials. --RTHK   
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