chapter  11
12 Pages

The Public as Our Partner in the Fight Against Corruption

ByAmbrose Lee

Corruption is a corrosive crime. It undermines quality of life, causes injustice, blunts competitive edges and inflates business costs. The world community is unanimously, and rightly so, concerned to contain corruption. Corruption has haunted Hong Kong for decades until the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Hong Kong ICAC) was established in 1974. Since its inception, the Commission has set its mind to taking forward the investigation of any alleged corruption offence. At the same time, it has also determined to tackle this pervasive social ill by changing the tolerance of the public towards the crime.