HK Lawmakers reject motion to expand anti-bribery law to cover Chief Executive

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has rejected a motion to extend parts of its anti-corruption law to cover the territory's highest office. A majority of pro-Beijing legislators abstained or voted down the proposed amendment to the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, which would have made it a criminal offence for the Chief Executive to solicit or accept any advantage without the permission of a statutory independent committee. In October, former Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, was charged with the common law offence of misconduct in public office since he could not be charged under the anti-graft ordinance.