( December 19, 2014, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka Guardian) Former Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan has been found guilty by a High Court jury of accepting HK$8.5 million in bribes from Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman, Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, in return for the former official to be "favorably disposed" to the developer.
Hui was found guilty of three counts of misconduct in public office, one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and one count of conspiracy to offer an advantage to public servant.
Thomas Kwok was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
His brother Raymond Kwok Ping-luen was clear of all charges.
Former Hong Kong stock exchange official Francis Kwan Hung-sang and Sun Hung Kai Properties executive director Thomas Chan Kui-yuen were each found guilty to two counts of charges.
The jurors spent the last five day before coming up with the verdicts. They found nothing wrong with other multi-million dollar payments Hui received from the Kwok's brothers. --RTHK/The Standard