If Hong Kong Chief CY Leung didn’t have enough on his plate with student protestors doing amazing things, he has been outed for taking $6.5 million in secret payoffs from an Australian engineering firm.
Fairfax media in Australia published their article this week detailing how CY Leung pocketed millions from a secret side-deal made with UGL which has its head office in Sydney.
The deal was made in 2011 while CY Leung was a director of DTZ, a insolvent property services firm, and the money was paid in two instalments in 2012 and 2013 at a time when he was in political office.
Now CY Leung’s secretive financial windfalls face separate investigations by a local anti-corruption agency and the Australian federal police reports the South China Morning Post.
Predictably Hong Kongers have reacted with indignation. See further below and you’ll know what I mean.
In the video at top, Fairfax media’s John Garnaut, one of the journalists involved in bringing the story to light, explains who CY Leung is and provides further details about the undisclosed millions. Mr. Garnaut and his team were given the information needed to write their story from an anonymous source.