Lew Mon-hung’s case ad­journed

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION / DIGEST -

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.

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