Sex scandal looms over Civic Party
The party’s Chief Project Officer and a media liaison officer of the Occupy Central group Ian Wong (黃晙) was arrested on October 23rd for allegedly harassing a 21-year-old man in Wan Chai on August 29th. Civic Party said that Mr Wong is currently on leave. Wong pleaded not guilty to the court on October 30th and the trial has been set for January 20th. Au Yeung Chi Fei (歐陽志飛) is now the interim Chief Project Officer. Mr Au has been working for Civic Party since it established in 2006. He has just completed his postgraduate studies in public management and governance from UK.
Kenneth Leung quits Panel on Constitutional Affairs
Talking to a local press, Mr Leung (梁繼昌) said that LegCo has little power to fight against the Government on the issue of political reform. Moreover, there are over 50 members sitting on the panel, making the meetings difficult to conduct. So he quit, saying his time should better be spent on scrutinising bills and other policies. He currently chairs the Establishment Subcommittee and sits on the environment, finance, security and economic development panels.
Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board
William Duncan Stone (石仲廉) and Belinda Luk Kwai-sim (陸季嬋) were appointed as the new Chairman and member to the Board respectively. Mr Stone is a former High Court judge and currently serving as the Chairman of the Banking Review Tribunal, as well as one of the Chairmen of the Market Misconduct Tribunal. Ms Luk is in charge of the Pensions and Group business in Sun Life Hong Kong. Ng Chau-pei (吳秋北), Ng Wai-yee (吳慧儀) and Jeff Wong Kwan-kit (王君傑) were re-appointed as members.
Appointments to Hong Kong Tourism Board
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Regal Hotels International Holdings Limited Belinda Yeung Bik-yiu (楊碧瑤) was appointed as a new member to the Board for a term of two years from November 1st. Benjamin Chau Kai-leung (周啟良), Michael Wu Siu-ieng (胡兆英), Yip Wing-sie (葉詠詩) and Linda Yuen Lai-fung (袁麗鳳) were re-appointed as members. Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung (容偉雄) was also re-appointed as a member and the Deputy Chairman of the Board.
HKEx Independent Non-executive Director resigns
John Estmond Strickland (施德論) resigned on October 31st as he reached the age of 75. Mr Strickland has been with the HKEx for 14 years and was the Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee, Deputy Chairman of Listing Appeals Committee and member of Listing Nominating Committee in HKEx. He is a Non-executive Director of Esquel Holdings and Octopus Holdings Limited.
Helen Hung (熊少康), former Director of Corporate Communications of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts saw her last day on October 30th. Future plans undisclosed at this time.
Appointments to Estate Agents Authority
William Leung Wing-cheung (梁永祥) was appointed as Chairman to the Authority. Mr Leung is the Executive Director, Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited.
Chan Chiu-kwok (陳超國)
Lau Chun-kong (劉振江)
Professor Chau Kwong-wing (鄒廣榮)
Gilly Wong Fung-han (黃鳳嫺)
Yu Wai-wai (余惠偉)
Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan (張國鈞)
Liu Che-ning (劉哲寧)
Melissa Wu (吳麗莎)
Appointments to Board of Governors of Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Limited
There are 3 new members appointed to the Board. They are Dr Joshua Chan Kam-biu (陳錦標), a professor from HKU; Douglas So Cheung-tak (蘇彰德), a solicitor and the Executive Director of Charities, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Jockey Club; and Dr John Yeung Hin-chung (楊顯中), former Deputy Director of Immigration and now the Managing Director of Cross-Harbour (Holdings) Ltd.
Professor Daniel Chua Kwan-liang (蔡寬量)
Dr Patrick Fung Yuk-bun (馮鈺斌)
Professor Gabriel Matthew Leung (梁卓偉)