HONG KONG: Hong Kong's former finance secretary Antony Leung will not be charged over his decision to buy a luxury car just before hiking vehicle taxes, prosecutors said yesterday.
It was decided there was not enough evidence to press charges against Leung for misconduct in office over the scandal, which caused uproar in Hong Kong.
After considering the opinions, the evidence, the law and other relevant materials, I decided that there was not a reasonable prospect of securing a conviction against Mr Leung, Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross said.
Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa reacted simply in a statement by saying he respected the decision by the Department of Justice.
Leung's purchase of the Lexus LS430 was met with a storm of criticism. AFP