ICAC hears 518 complaints on council polls

Local | 14 Jan 2020 6:01 pm

Advisory Committee on Corruption chairman, Martin Liao Cheung-kong, said today the Independent Commission Against Corruption received 518 complaints related to the District Council elections in November, and that 492 among them were pursuable.

Last year, the anti-graft agency received 2,297 non-election related corruption complaints, a drop of 14 percent from 2018. Among all complaints received, 64 percent concerned the private sector, 28 percent related to government departments while seven percent involved public bodies.

Liao said since June, social unrest has brought unprecedented challenges to the ICAC. "We will keep performing our advisory and monitoring role to ensure the ICAC will continue to do its utmost to keep Hong Kong fair and just, regardless of future challenges and adversities," he said.

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