Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption

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The Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption is responsible for monitoring corruption and moral standards for both the public and private realm in Hong Kong. The Independent Commission Against Corruption was created in 1974 to deal with the corruption endemic in Hong Kong's government departments and disciplined services.

List of office holders[edit]

All Commissioners have been appointed from the ranks of Hong Kong's civil service or prior to 1997 from colonial officials.

British era[edit]

Post-Handover[edit]

# Name Took office Left office
1 Lily Yam 1 April 1997 11 July 1999
2 Alan Lai 15 July 1999 30 June 2002
3 Ambrose Lee 1 July 2002 4 August 2003
4 Raymond Wong 25 August 2003 30 October 2006
5 Fanny Law 30 October 2006 30 June 2007
6 Timothy Tong 1 July 2007 30 June 2012
7 Simon Peh 1 July 2012 Incumbent

Deputy Commissioners[edit]

Appointment controversies[edit]

In late 2006, Law's appointment as Commissioner of the ICAC, announced by the Government on 31 October 2006, was not well received. The unpopular Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower was seen as being weak on security-related issues. In addition, as Law's and Raymond Wong's positions were involved direct swap, the government was derided by the Civic and Liberal parties for belittling an important position by playing "musical chairs". Law was not perceived to be at the end of her civil service career, while the post of Commissioner was traditionally a 'final' posting, allowing the official to work without fear or favour.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Wong (1 November 2006). "Law ICAC chief after swap". The Standard. Retrieved 31 July 2008.

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