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Hong Kong's Chief Executive (CE) Donald Tsang formally apologized onThursday to the public over travel and other incidents related to him, which were believed tohave created worries and shaken public confidence in the city's institutional system.
Attention has been drawn to Tsang recently after local media disclosed his holiday trips onprivate jets and yachts owned by his tycoon friends, and the renting of a Shenzhen flat whereTsang intended to live after his tenure ended.
A full account of the incidents have been demanded by the city' s lawmakers, who also called fora full disclosure of payments Tsang made.
Tsang, while attending a question and answer session at the city's Legislative Council in theday, said that after consulting with his wife, he has decided to give up the Shenzhen flat and willarrange meetings to terminate the contract as soon as possible.
Wide media coverage has already generated public suspicion on my honesty and integrity asthe city's CE, Tsang said, who admitted his ways of dealing with the incidents did not meet thepublic expectations.
"Today, I came to the Legislative Council by myself to provide an explanation, not with anintention to save my own reputation, but to restore the public's confidence in a clean anddevoted government," Tsang said.