The Independent Commission Against Corruption today (2nd) sued Ou Nuoxuan and singer Huang Yiu-ming, candidate for the Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency in the 2018 Legislative Council by-election, accusing the two of suspected of committing fraud in the election and providing entertainment to others to induce others to vote. The candidate.
The charge is that Huang Yaoming was accused of singing two songs on stage at the Ou Nuo Xuan rally on March 3, 2018, and was suspected of urging people in the assembly to vote for Ou Nuo Xuan.
The case will be pleaded in the Eastern Magistracy this Thursday.
The ICAC received a complaint earlier, alleging that someone was suspected of violating the "Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance" and launched an investigation. After consulting the Department of Justice, he was sued Ou Nuo Xuan, 34 years old, in the 2018 Legislative Council by-election in Hong Kong Candidate for the Island Geographical Constituency, and Huang Yaoming, 59 years old, singer.
Ou Nuoxuan and Huang Yaoming were charged with a fraudulent act of providing entertainment to others in an election, violating section 12(1)(a) of the Election (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance.
The two will defend themselves in the Eastern Magistracy this Thursday (5th).
The charges allege that Ou Nuo Xuan and Wong Yiu Ming were suspected of committing fraud in the Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency in the 2018 Legislative Council by-election on March 3, 2018, that is, providing entertainment for another person to induce the other person to vote for Ou Nuo in the election. Xuan, and related entertainment is singing performance.
The 2018 Legislative Council by-election for the Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency was held on March 11 of that year.
Ou Nuoxuan was one of the four candidates and was elected in the election.
Since the end of February 2018, Au Nuoxuan has posted a number of posts on his social platform, announcing that he will hold a two-hour rally at Edinburgh Square in Central on the evening of March 3 of the same year.
A few hours before the rally, Ou Nuoxuan posted another post on his social platform, announcing that Huang Yaoming will perform at the rally.
During the rally, Huang Yaoming sang two songs on stage.
At the end of the performance, he appealed to those present at the rally to vote for Ou Nuoxuan in the above election.
(Photo by Gao Zhongming)
The ICAC investigation found that on March 4, 2018, Ou Nuoxuan’s social media page shared a short video of the rally, including Huang Yaoming’s performance and his appeal to those attending the rally.
Ou Nuoxuan declared the relevant video clip and the post announcing that Huang Yaoming would perform at the rally as his election advertisement.
The Registration and Electoral Office provided full assistance during the investigation of the ICAC.
Section 12 of the Election (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance stipulates that any person provides food, drink or entertainment for another person, or reimburses all or part of the cost for providing such food, drink or entertainment in order to induce the other person. One person or a third party who votes or does not vote for a certain candidate or certain candidates in an election is a fraud.
An ICAC spokesperson emphasized that providing refreshments and entertainment to others during the election is fraudulent and a serious crime.
The ICAC reminds candidates, election agents/election helpers and the public not to provide food, drinks or entertainment in exchange for votes in the election.
Regarding the upcoming public elections in the next few months, the ICAC has launched a series of diversified education and publicity activities to promote a clean election culture and help stakeholders understand the provisions of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance.
The ICAC will use election briefings and forums, reference materials compiled for candidates, election agents/election helpers and voters, lectures and activities for voters from different sectors, and various publicity platforms such as media and social media. Clean election information and explain the main points of the "Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance."
The ICAC also has an election enquiry hotline 2920 7878 to answer public enquiries on election laws and related matters.
Rumor has it that Huang Yiu-ming was arrested by the ICAC this morning for suspected involvement in the 2018 Legislative Council by-election: Singer Huang Yiu-ming was arrested by the ICAC this morning for suspected involvement in the 2018 Legislative Council by-election