Reply from DBRC
Meeting on 18 Mar
Vote for No.1 Amy
Smoking Kills
Trees uproot
Slient Protest
Health Talks
Run for Peace 2017
E-waste Collection
Re: DB Crime Rates
Community Centre
ESF's PIS Project
New School
Dengue Fever
Questions Raised in IDC Community Affairs, Culture and Recreation Committee Regarding ICAC’s Work Plan 2019/20
Ms Amy YUNG expressed her views as follows:
She thanked the representative of the ICAC for her detailed explanation of the paper and recognised the ICAC’s work in public elections of various levels. It was said that building management was one of the foci of the work of the ICAC, but the paper mentioned only owners’ corporations while lots of buildings in Hong Kong just formed owners’ committees instead of owners’ corporations. She hoped the ICAC would also pay attention to the operation of the owners’ committees. Some owners’ committees were manipulated by management companies formed by a single developer. During consultation, the district offices only consulted the owners’ committees and she was worried that the opinions gathered could not truly reflect the residents’ viewpoints. Regarding ICAC’s initiative to cooperate with the authority concerned to carry out corruption prevention work on the licensing regime and operation of property management practitioners or property management companies, she hoped that the ICAC could prosecute successfully the companies or practitioners involved in illegal activities as law enforcement would be more effective than education. She was grateful that the ICAC raised the important concept of probity publicity at the IDC.
Ms Brenda SO of ICAC gave a consolidated response as follows:
She was thankful that Ms Amy YUNG recognised the education and publicity work of the ICAC in promoting fair and clean elections. On building management, as Ms YUNG said, there were owners’ committees as well as owners’ corporations. The ICAC would conduct talks for owners’ committees upon invitation to explain the application of the anti-corruption legislation in respect of the concept of principal and agent. She appreciated that Members and IsDO promoted vigorously clean building management and elections at the district level. The ICAC would attend anti-corruption briefings and visit individual housing estates to explain anti-corruption legislation and deliver anti-corruption messages to the owners and the staff of property management companies. The ICAC noted the suggestions of Members about incorporating specific cases for reference when promoting integrity. Apart from investigation, the ICAC would review completed cases to find out the corruption pitfalls and incorporate the findings in the publicity materials.