Hong Kong's anti-corruption watchdog on Monday arrested pro-democracy singer Anthony Wong and democratic lawmaker Au Nok-hin over "corrupt conduct" in violation of election regulations in 2018.
According to an official report, 59-year-old Wong had performed two songs at a two-hour rally held by 34-year-old Au in March 2018, after which the entertainer urged the audience to vote for the lawmaker in the upcoming legislative council by-election.
A video of the Wong's performance was also shared to Au's social media, according to the report.
Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption said in a statement that Wong had provided "entertainment to induce others to vote" for Au in a violation of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance, which prohibits providing refreshments or entertainment at an election.
Au is among the 47 pro-democracy figures who have been charged with subversion under the national security law for holding unofficial primaries for pro-democracy candidates in June last year.
He will appear in court alongside Wong on Thursday.
This marks the latest in a series of arrests made by the watchdog under the elections ordinance.
Late last month, the commission charged pro-democracy activist Benny Tai and two others over alleged illegal election spending in 2016.