Getting the ball rolling


The Chief Executive (CE) is appointing an investigator to begin disciplinary procedures against the Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM) after an internal report conducted by the department was sent to the authorities, a government release has announced.
An investigation report will then be sent to the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) with the results to be divulged to the public at an ‘appropriate time’ the release notes.
The government also announced legal procedures will be initiated should any infractions be uncovered during the investigations and that it will ‘closely follow’ the application of the suggestions made by the reports conducted by oversight departments.
A report conducted by the CCAC has revealed that ICM avoided using open or central recruitment systems to hire its workers in a regulated way; doing so, instead, via acquisition of services, with the number of workers recruited this way reaching 94 in 2016.