An unexpected turn

Although Hui Hon staff had revealed their modus operandi, the two Hui Hon ex-directors who had masterminded the scam were loud in their denials. Mr Leung said, ¡§ Between May 1997 and January 1998, before the Yuen Chau Kok works commenced, the site agent had already worked for the ex-directors of Hui Hon in another company which was named ¡§Hui Hon¡¨ in English but had a different Chinese name (´fº~). His job was to supervise the foundation works at the Central and Wanchai Pumping Station and Screening Plants. The site agent had also been involved in the short piling scam of the above-mentioned site.¡¨

¡§After being sentenced¡¨, Mr Leung recalls, ¡§the site agent told us through his lawyer that he was willing to testify against the two Hui Hon ex-directors concerning the Yuen Chau Kok case. To us, it was crucial that the two main culprits be brought to book. Now, thanks to this unexpected turn of events, we could make our proposal to the Department of Justice.¡¨


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