Understanding the Ordinance:

Public servants (for definition of "public servant", please refer to the Text of the Law) include prescribed officers and employees of public bodies. Prescribed officers are subject to Sections 3, 4, 5 and 10 of POBO while employees of public bodies (e.g. power company, bus company, hospital, etc) are subject to Sections 4 and 5:

Section 3: No prescribed officer is allowed to solicit or accept any advantage without the general or special permission of the Chief Executive.
Section 4: Any public servant who solicits or accepts any advantage as an inducement to or reward for performing duties shall be guilty of an offence; the offeror of the advantage shall also be guilty of an offence.
Section 5: Any public servant who solicits or accepts any advantage as an inducement to or reward for giving assistance or using influence in matters relating to a contract shall be guilty of an offence; the offeror of the advantage shall also be guilty of an offence.
Section 10: Any prescribed officer who maintains a standard of living or has assets not commensurate with his official emoluments shall be guilty of an offence.

In the Ordinance:

Text of Prevention of Bribery Ordinance

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