Lew Mon-hung’s case adjourned
The Eastern Magistrates’ Court adjourned the trial of businessman Lew Monhung, who was charged with perverting public justice, to Sept 4. The case will be transferred to the District Court. Chinese media quoted sources as saying that 19 witnesses will be summoned. They do not include Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Commissioner Peh Yun-lu. The former deputy chairman and executive director of Pearl Oriental Oil Ltd was arrested by the ICAC on Jan 8 over graft charges linked to the company’s acquisition deal. Lew allegedly sought to terminate the ICAC probe by threatening to expose past dealings with Leung.