The board of directors of Kelon Electrical Holdings Co. Ltd. confirmed the detainment of its five seniors Monday night and will make an official response to the scandal Tuesday.
The public security bureau of Foshan detained five top leaders of the Guangdong-based fridge maker Monday, accusing them of "economic crimes."
The five are Kelon board chairman Gu Chujun (also named Jiang Yuan), Deputy Chief Executive Yan Yousong, Financial Superintendent Jiang Baojun, Deputy Chief Financial Official Yan Guoru and Financial Resource Department Vice Director Liu Ke.
At the same time, Zhang Xihan, a senior of Shenzhen Greencool Co. Ltd., the largest share holder of Kelon, was also in custody by the police.
Some media reported that the company is already under government trusteeship and that Kelon is currently run under a temporary panel headed by Vice Board Chairman Liu Congmeng and government representative Li Zhenhua.
The board said it will release an official bulletin Tuesday to clarify all the guesses and doubts concerning the troublous company.
According to secretary office of the board, Kelon did not receive any trusteeship inform from the government.
The company runs well and all the seniors except the detained are all in their working positions.
The board will soon hold meetings to found a special working organization in order to strengthen and optimize the management and help investigate the economic problems of the detained seniors.
(Xinhua News Agency August 2, 2005)