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2014年10月10日

【雨傘革命】梁振英向澳洲傳媒發律師信曝光

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【14時20分消息】澳洲傳媒FairfaxMedia踢爆行政長官梁振英上任前與澳洲UGL企業有秘密協議,涉及5000萬港元利益。負責這宗調查報道的JohnGarnaut向《蘋果》在內的多間本港傳媒提供梁振英發出的律師信文本,內文顯示澳洲傳媒曾以「許仕仁案」相提並論,梁振英則透過律師嚴正否認有關指控,並指報道涉及誹謗,並損害梁振英聲譽,梁振英保留法律追究權利,限令FairfaxMedia於10月8日下午12時30分前回覆,而最終FairfaxMedia於當日刊出報道。

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以下為該封律師信內文:
ProposedArticleRegardingMrCYLeung

WeactforMrChun-YingLeungwhoiscurrentlytheChiefExecutiveoftheHongKongSpecialAdministrativeRegion.
Weareinstructedthatoneofyourjournalists,JohnGarnaut,haspreparedanarticleaboutourclientregardinghisallegedcommercialdealingswiththecompanyUGLLimitedandthatMrGarnautintendstopublishthearticle,imminently,inboththeSydneyMorningHeraldandTheAge.

Inanemaildated6October2014fromMrGarnauttoMrMichaelYu(anofficeroftheChiefExecutive’sOffice)(theEmail),MrGarnautdisclosesthenatureandscopeoftheproposedarticle.FromthequestionscontainedintheEmail,itisapparentthatMrGarnautintendseitherexpressly,orimplicitly,toallegethatourclienthasbeeninvolvedinacceptingbribesand/orsecretcommissionsfromUGLLimited,andthathehasfailedtomakeadeclarationofsuchinterest.Theseallegationsarestrenuouslydeniedbyourclient,andasstatedbytheChiefExecutive’sOfficeinitsreplytoyouyesterday,itiserroneoustosuggestthatsuchadeclarationisrequiredinHongKong.Theseunfoundedallegations,ifpublished,carrydefamatoryimputationsthatwilldamagethereputationofourclient,thoseimputationsbeingthatheis:

1.acorruptpublicofficial;
2.unethical;
3.willingtoengageinfraudulentactivityatthepublic’sexpenseforhisowngain;
4.dishonest;and
5.notafitandproperpersontoholdpublicoffice.

FurthertoyourEmailandforyourinformation,thehearingregardingthecriminaltrialofMrRafaelHuiandtheotherfourdefendantsiscontinuingintheHighCourtofHongKongandisinits91stdayofhearing.

OurHongKongassociatelawyershavebeenattendingthesametrialonbehalfofoneofthedefendants.Theyarecompletelyconversantwiththeprosecutioncaseandtheevidencesofaradducedbytheprosecutionandthedefendants.Further,theyhaveadvisedthattheassertioncontainedinMrGarnaut’sEmailthatthepaymenttoMrLeungappearstobe"analogoustothetransactionthathaslandedRafaelHuiincourt,ieitisabribeinexchangeforMrLeung’sleveraginghisofficialconnection”istotallywrongandthecomparisonisentirelyunjustifiedasthefactsofthatcaseaffectingMrRafaelHuiarecompletelydifferentfromMrLeung’ssituation.

Consequently,ifFairfaxMediaLimitedpublishesitsintendedarticlecontaininganyoftheallegationsthatcarrytheaforesaiddefamatoryimputations,ourclientwillreservehisrightstotakeappropriatelegalactionagainstitandMrGarnautpersonally.

Pleaseconfirmbynolaterthan12:30pmon8October2014thatFairfaxMediaLimitedwillnotpublishtheintendedarticlewiththoseunfoundedandlibellousallegations.

Yourssincerely
JohnDalzell
Partner
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