ICAC chief says Rebecca Li did not measure up

Local | 11 Jul 2016 5:42 pm

In an attempt to take the responsibility over the sudden resignation of a former acting head of operations, Simon Peh Yun-lu, the commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, today insisted he made a personal judgment that Rebecca Li Bo-lan was not up to the job.

Li resigned from the ICAC after she was removed from the post and demoted after just a year as acting head of the powerful investigation arm.

Peh said today it was his personal judgement not to promote Li.

He dismissed speculation that her departure was due to political pressure.

It was understood that Li was in charge of the investigations into the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's UGL case.

I alone made the assessment on Ms Li [Rebecca], her performance was not up to the standard required,'' Peh said, without elaborating. "The assessment involved personal details of Li. So, I will not comment on the assessment," he added. Peh also refused to comment on whether Leung has submitted documents related to the UGL case. Leung has denied any wrongdoing over accepting HK$50 million in a deal with UGL, the Australian engineering company. The deal was finalized before Leung quit property company DTZ, at which he was a director.

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