Corruption in Hong Kong can be so sweetly amateurish

From the South China Morning Post (

A former director general of the Civil Aviation Department charged with insider trading yesterday testified that he had been under the influence of alcohol when he bought shares in Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, a transaction that earned him almost HK$80,000 in profit.

Albert Lam Kwong-yu, 66, told Eastern Court that he was “drowsy” after consuming five glasses of alcohol and forgot that he was a non-executive director of Haeco when he bought 4,000 of its shares using his online bank account on June 4, 2010.

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