Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) headquarters today (January 9) to keep abreast of its work.
Accompanied by the ICAC Commissioner, Mr Simon Peh, and Acting Head of Operations, Mr Ricky Yau, Mrs Lam started the visit by touring the facilities of the Operations Department, including the report centre, which operates 24 hours a day handling complaints and enquiries from the public, and the video interview room. She was briefed on the complaints handling procedures, the proactive investigation strategies and the computer forensic services provided to front-line investigators.
Mrs Lam then visited the Community Relations Department and the Corruption Prevention Department to learn about their anti-corruption efforts and promotion of anti-corruption messages through various channels. She said she was pleased to note that in addition to conducting local work, the ICAC, in support of the country's Belt and Road Initiative, also shares its rich experience in fighting corruption in Hong Kong with regions and countries along the Belt and Road to enhance their integrity.
Mrs Lam also met with ICAC investigators, new recruits and staff representatives separately to understand their work and listen to their aspirations.
"A corruption-free environment is of paramount importance to the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.
I am grateful to ICAC colleagues for their tireless efforts, distinguished professionalism and team spirit in their all-out fight against corruption by embracing the approach of law enforcement, prevention and community education, making Hong Kong a city internationally renowned for its clean governance. In the face of new challenges as the community progresses, I am confident that the ICAC will move with the times and stay vigilant to safeguard the integrity of Hong Kong in a fair and impartial manner," she said.
Published on: 2018-01-09
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