Kwoks and Hui troop to ICAC headquarters

Top News | Eddie Luk 28 May 2012

Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen are due to report to the Independent Commission Against Corruption this morning.

Also expected at the graftbuster's North Point headquarters are former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, SHKP executive director Thomas Chan Kui- yuen and Walter Kwok Ping-sheung - a non-executive director of the developer who is the elder brother of Kwoks.

Thomas and Raymond Kwok were earlier arrested in a bribery investigation that also implicated Hui.

If any of the parties are charged, they could be taken before a court in the afternoon.

The ICAC has refused to comment, citing its longstanding policy against doing so on individual cases.

Hui, 64, a devout Catholic, has been rarely seen in public since being arrested in late March. He has not been seen at his usual church, St Margaret's in Happy Valley, in the past few weeks.

Walter Kwok, 62, reportedly gave a statement earlier this month that might help the investigation - provided it is not used against him.

The reports also suggested he could testify against his brothers if the graftbusters decided to prosecute them. Walter Kwok was forced out as SHKP chairman during a family feud in 2008.

Walter Kwok's May 3 arrest by the ICAC is part of an unprecedented probe into allegations of bribery and misconduct in public office. His brothers, along with Hui, were arrested on March 29.

Hui is being investigated over allegations he obtained unsecured loans of up to HK$70 million from two local banks.

He is also alleged to have provided land sales information to SHKP related to at least three projects - Yoho Midtown in Yuen Long, the West Kowloon Cultural District and Heung Fan Liu in Tai Wai.

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