澳洲傳媒巨頭Fairfax Media旗下《悉尼晨鋒報》(The Sydney Morning Herald)14號報導，一份概述梁振英與UGL協議內容的文件寫著，UGL將支付400萬英鎊(約5,000萬港元)給梁振英，條件是，梁必須支持UGL收購總部位於倫敦的戴德梁行。
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CY Leung Scandal Topped with New Exposure
After H K Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, was revealed
to have received HK $ 50 million from Australian engineering
firm UGL, Australia media made a new progress report on
the Leung scandal on Tuesday.
The secret $7m payment to C.Y. Leung by UGL was agreed to
on the same day a rival bidder, a state-owned enterprise,
trumped UGL’s offer for his property firm by about £100 million.
People wonder if some special arrangement was behind the series
of exposures on the embattled Leung Chun-ying.
Let’s take a look.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Tuesday, one condition
of the £4 million payment to Mr Leung was that
he “support the acquisition of the DTZ group by UGL",
according to a letter outlining the agreement.
The letter doesn’t mention the rival bid. But an administrator’s
report into DTZ after the sale mentioned a rival “confidential"
offer that valued DTZ at about £100 million more than UGL,
added the report.
The higher bid was rejected on the same day
when a secret payment to CY Leung by UGL was agreed to.
The other bidder was later revealed as China’s state-owned
Tianjin Innovation Financial Investment Company.
The Tianjin company submitted an offer worth £50m more
to DTZ’s shareholders and £40m more to its creditors, RBS,
than the deal accepted from Australian group UGL.
The Chinese bidder had also lined up £10m of working capital
for DTZ and a new £30m credit line in order to “rebuild"
the failing firm, reported The Telegraph in Jan. 2012.
“DTZ sacrificed value to get the deal with UGL done," said
one person close to the Chinese bidder. “The Chinese offer
was significantly better for everyone, for the employees,
the shareholders and the creditors", added The Telegraph.
In response to questions from Fairfax Media, a spokesman for
Mr Leung said: “The decision to sell DTZ was a decision made
by DTZ board of directors.
DTZ played a significant role in initiating and negotiating
the terms of the ‘resignation’ agreement that Mr Leung entered
Hong Kong Legislative Council Leung Kwok-hung:
“I don’t believe Leung Chun-ying’s integrity. We have no way
to confirm what he has to say now.
So I think he should step down immediately.
This is the best choice.
He is Hong Kong Chief Executive, and he has great power,
any of his dishonest business dealing in the past is only to
his own benefit.
He may be subject to investigation and prosecution in Australia
and the UK.
He should resign.
It can not continue to delay."
Commentator Tang Jingyuan: “This sudden hit of a second
wave of exposure on Leung Chun-ying’s corruption scandals
should at least point out that the Communist official may have
determined to abandon Leung.
This exposure also says that this is not an end.
If he does not resign, more scandals are likely to be exposed."
In fact, new exposures on Leung Chun-ying have been reported
since the 8th.
NY Times reported on Oct. 10 that UGL has a longstanding
contract, worth approximately $41.9 million, to provide
maintenance services for Hong Kong’s MTR.
The Leung led city government, which has a 77 percent
ownership in MTR, appoints its chairman.
The chairman of MTR is Raymond Ch’ien,
who is also a board member at UGL.
NY Times also reported, Albert Ho, a lawyer and the former
chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, said it was a clear
conflict of interest for Mr. Leung;
David Webb, an expert on corporate governance in Hong Kong,
said Mr. Ch’ien’s relationships with MTR and UGL, as well as
the government’s reappointment of him to head MTR
while he was on the UGL board, were improper.
Tang Jingyuan indicates that the spate of scandals of Leung
Chun-ying could be Xi Jinping’s tactic to break the present
predicament in Hong Kong.
Tang Jingyuan: “To remove Hong Kong Chief Executive,
the regime must go through the National People’s Congress.
But, Leung Chun-ying is in fact a Jiang faction figure
in Hong Kong, and the NPC is dominated by another Jiang faction
Standing Committee member Zhang Dejiang.
It can be very troublesome to take the procedure of the NPC
to remove Leung.
So, the direct exposure of his corruption will lead to the direct
involvement of Hong Kong’s ICAC (Independent Commission
He can be directly removed once the ICAC investigation
finds him guilty.
In the Politburo’s collective learning meeting on the 13th,
the Communist regime leader Xi Jinping quoted the ancient
governance of “virtue first, punishment second".
Some interpreted it as his stance in suppression
of the Umbrella Revolution.
Interview/ChenHan Edit/ChenJie Post-Production/Chen Jianming