The chief graft-buster declined to “comment on individual cases” when asked to explain why his agency decided not to take action against Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po after two years of studying a possible conflict of interest over New Territories farmland.
Chan came under investigation after it emerged in 2013 that his family owned 18,000 sq ft of land within a new town development in Kwu Tung North that could yield compensation close to HK$20 million when the government took it over.
“The Director of Public Prosecutions has issued a statement. On this, I have nothing to add,” Simon Peh Yun-lu, commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, said yesterday.
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