Police began probing the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Ltd., owner of the failed commodities market set up by a member of the city’s cabinet, after the securities regulator found suspected financial irregularities.
Hong Kong lawmakers adjourned a public hearing today attended by Timothy Tong, the former head of the city’s anti-graft body being investigated for corruption, expressing dissatisfaction with his answers to questions on the agency’s spending during his five-year term.
Thomas and Raymond Kwok, the billionaire co-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd., pleaded not guilty to corruption charges involving payments and loans to Hong Kong’s former No. 2 official Rafael Hui.
Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. Co- Chairman Raymond Kwok denied any wrongdoing and his brother Thomas said it was business as usual five days after Hong Kong’s anti-graft regulator detained the pair as part of a bribery investigation.
The billionaire co-chairmen of Hong Kong’s biggest property developer will face bribery-related charges, public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong reported as Thomas and Raymond Kwok returned to the headquarters of the city’s anti-graft agency three months after being arrested.
The billionaire co-chairmen of Hong Kong’s biggest developer Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. and the city’s former No.2 government official were charged with bribery and public misconduct by the city’s anti-graft agency.
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