Thomas and Raymond Kwok
14 July 2012. Kwok brothers, Thomas and Raymond Kwok, Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairmen, were among the five people charged with offences related to payments and unsecured loans amounting to $4.38 million. Others who were charged were Rafael Hui, Former government chief secretary, Thomas Chan, Sun Hung Kai director and Francis Kwan, former non-executive director of New Environmental Energy Holdings Ltd. Hui, 64, the former number two in the semi-autonomous Southern Chinese city of Hong Kong was arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He faces eight charges related to misconduct involving rent-free use of luxury apartments and unsecured loans. Thomas Kwok, 60, faces two charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, and his 59-year-old brother Raymond has been charged with three offences including furnishing false information, the ICAC said. Raymond Kwok gave Hui annual extensions of an unsecured loan, while Chan and Kwan offered the official a “series of payments” as a “reward” for cooperation, the anti-graft investigators said. All five suspects were released on bail and were not required to enter pleas. Raymond Kwok relied on his yoga practice to save him while Thomas Kwok believed that his Christian faith would clear him of the charges. Kwok bothers and Hui were arrested in March while third Kwok brother, Walter, was arrested in May but has not been charged yet.