Funding Drive Against CY Tops HK$2mn In Seven Days

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  • The fundraising campaign's website shows donations topped HK$2,000,000 much before the target date. Photo: RTHK

    The fundraising campaign's website shows donations topped HK$2,000,000 much before the target date. Photo: RTHK

A crowdfunding campaign to launch an investigation on alleged non-disclosure by former Chief Executive CY Leung has reached its target of raising HK$2 million in just seven days.

The Democratic Party's campaign, named "wolf-hunting", had initially expected to reach the target in three months' time.

The fund drive is to look into allegations relating to a HK$50 million payment Leung received from Australian firm UGL in a deal struck before he took over as Chief Executive in 2012.

Among other things, Leung is accused of not disclosing the deal to the Executive Council, even though he has denied any wrongdoing in the matter.

Since the launch of the fundraising exercise, Leung's lawyers have issued letters to members of the Democratic Party managing the campaign – lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting, Andrew Wan, Roy Kwong and barrister Senia Ng – threatening to take legal action against them. But the opposition party leaders have vowed to continue their probe.

The ICAC is still investigating the case, but there has been no official word about its current status. However, officials have rejected media reports that surfaced earlier saying that the Department of Justice had decided to drop the case.

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