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More penalties should follow for contractors: lawmaker Listen
Civic Party lawmaker, Jeremy Tam, says he hopes the penalties meted out to four firms involved in the construction of the scandal-racked Shatin-to-Central rail link were just the beginning. The contractors, including Leighton, have been banned by the Development Bureau from bidding for public works for between three and 15 months. Tam said the periods should have been the same for all the firms, and the penalties should have been imposed earlier. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Loyalty to Xi Jinping may be involved in Meng Hongwei's case: China expert Listen
The Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes, and indicated that political transgressions may have also landed him in trouble. In a statement posted on a government website, they said Meng Hongwei, the vice minister for public security, was being investigated due to his own "willfulness and for bringing trouble upon himself". Interpol announced on Sunday that Meng had resigned as president of the international police agency, effective immediately, shortly after China made a brief announcement that he was under investigation. China expert, Professor Willy Lam, told Ben Tse that the case seems to involve the issue of loyalty to President Xi Jinping: