19 Feb '12, 9pm

Tang should end election campaign, suggests HK poll: HONG KONG - More than half of the people in Hong Kong say M...

HONG KONG - More than half of the people in Hong Kong say Mr Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city's next leader, should end his election campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to one of his homes, according to a poll. Mr Tang blamed his wife for building a 209-sq-m basement in a Kowloon Tong house that was in her name, though connected to a property he owns in the upmarket district. A poll commissioned by the South China Morning Post showed 51.3 per cent of 516 people polled thought Mr Tang should quit, while 79.5 per cent said the incident reflected poorly on his integrity. The widening scandal threatens to upset what was expected to be a smooth transition from retiring Chief Executive Donald Tsang to a candidate backed by the majority of Hong Kong's business and political elite, as well as the government in Beijing. Mr Tang, 59, a wealthy businessm...

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