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Ex-assistant to pro-Beijing party chief and volunteer worker convicted of bid to buy votes

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A former assistant to the leader of Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party and a volunteer worker were found guilty on Thursday of trying to bribe people to vote for the party during a 2018 by-election.

Wong Wai-ha, 52, a one-time assistant to Starry Lee, was convicted of “conspiring to engage in corrupt conduct at an election by offering an advantage to others” along with volunteer Deng Yimei, for providing gift bags to voters in the Legislative Council by-election.

Starry Lee (middle) and Vincent Cheng (right). Photo: DAB.

Media reports said the pair provided gift bags valued at around HK$100 each to residents of Hoi Lai Estate in Cheung Sha Wan, to persuade them to vote for incumbent lawmaker Vincent Cheng of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB).

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