Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over payout amid crisis

October 9, 2014 10:53 AM

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Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over payout amid crisis

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers in Hong Kong demanded anti-graft officers investigate a $6.4 million business payout to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Thursday, as political fallout grows from massive student-led protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city.

The controversy ratchets up the pressure on the pro-Beijing leader just days after tens of thousands of people occupied the streets of the Asian financial centre and called for Leung to step down.

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