Rafael Hui Si-yan (born 1948) is a former Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong and career civil servant. Hui has been dubbed "Old Master Hui" (許老爺) and "Fat Dragon" (肥龍). Hui was appointed as a Justice of the Peace on 1986 and received the honour of Gold Bauhinia Star in 1998. On 19 December 2014, he was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for misconduct in public office and bribery, and then stripped of the honour in March 2018.
Rafael HUI Si-yan
|Unofficial Member of the Executive Council|
1 July 2007 – 20 January 2009
|Chief Secretary for Administration|
30 June 2005 – 30 June 2007
|Appointed by||Donald Tsang|
|Preceded by||Michael Suen (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Henry Tang|
|Secretary for Financial Services|
4 September 1995 – 31 May 2000
|Appointed by||Chris Patten|
|Preceded by||Michael David Cartland|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Ip|
|Born||8 February 1948|
British Hong Kong
|Alma mater||Queen's College, Hong Kong|
University of Hong Kong (BA in English)
Harvard University (MPA)
|Awards||Justice of the peace (named 2001, revoked 2018)|
Gold Bauhinia Star (awarded 1998, revoked 2018)
Grand Bauhinia Medal (awarded 2007, revoked 2018)
Hui joined the civil service of Hong Kong in 1970 and became an administrative officer (AO). During the early years of his career, he held appointments in numerous branches and departments. He was seconded to the Independent Commission Against Corruption from 1977 to 1979. From 1982 to 1983, he attended an overseas training programme at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government for his MPA.
Afterwards, he became Deputy Secretary-General in the former The Office of the Unofficial Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils (UMELCO) from 1985 to 1986, Deputy Secretary for Economic Services from 1986 to 1990 (under Anson Chan), Deputy Secretary for Works from 1990 to 1991, when he was appointed Director, New Airport Projects Co-ordination Office. He took up the post of Commissioner for Transport from 1992 to 1995.
In 1995, he was appointed to the post of Secretary for Financial Services. In June 2000, he resigned from the civil service and he assumed the post of managing director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.
In 2002, Hui was elected a steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Hui also served as the Vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society and Chairman of its Programme Committee from 2001. In 2004, he became the Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Ltd. and a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd. He resigned all these posts when he assumed office as the Chief Secretary for Administration.
In 2005, Hui was appointed by the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, on the nomination of Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, to the Chief Secretary for Administration. After retiring from the Chief Secretary for Administration, he served on the Executive Council of Hong Kong as an unofficial member from 2007 to 2009.
Arrest and convictionEdit
On 29 March 2012, Hui was arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption on suspicion of corruption involving property magnates Thomas and Raymond Kwok of Hong Kong's third richest family, as well as their company Sun Hung Kai Properties.
On 19 December 2014, Hui was convicted of five counts of misconduct in public office after a 128-day jury trial in Hong Kong. He was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison and ordered to return bribes of 11.182 million Hong Kong dollars. Hui is currently held at Stanley Prison. His appeals to the Court of Appeal and Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal were dismissed.
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- Wong, Kelvin – Bloomberg News (30 March 2012). Sun Hung Kai Loses $5.8 Billion on Billionaire Kwoks' Arrest[permanent dead link]. San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Review: The verdicts are out in explosive graft trial of Hui, Kwoks". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
Count one......Prosecution alleged Hui failed to disclose acceptance of a HK$2.4 million unsecured loan; rent free use of two luxury units and his negotiation of consultancy agreement with Sun Hung Kai Properties while he was managing director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority......
- Decision of the Court of Final Appeal in June 2017
Michael David Cartland
| Secretary for Financial Services
| Chief Secretary for Administration