Hong Kong: Jury still out in graft trial of Hong Kong’s ex-leader Donald Tsang

Author(s): UNK | Date: February 17, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/fWsE9h | Type: Text

A jury deliberating the fate of Hong Kong’s former leader Donald Tsang in his high-profile corruption trial failed to return a verdict last night by press time.
Tsang, 72, held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005 and is the highest-ranking Hong Kong official to face a corruption trial.
It comes at a time when residents are losing faith in Hong Kong’s leaders, as a string of high-profile corruption cases fuels public suspicions over cosy links between the authorities and business leaders, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
Tsang has pleaded not guilty to three charges of misconduct and bribery while he was in office. Each carries a maximum jail sentence of seven years.

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