The Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is gaining traction in town. The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, was the first in the Government to take up the challenge. Rather than calling out LegCo members, Mr So challenged celebrity Leon Lai (黎明), The HKTB Chairman Peter Lam (林建岳) and Agnes Chiang (蔣麗萍, sister of LegCo member Ann Chiang).
Several LegCo members also joined the challenge today. Professional Commons duo Charles Mok (FC- Information Technology) and Kenneth Leung (FC-Accountancy) took the challenge and made donations to the Hong Kong Neuro-muscular Disease Association. The two of them also made use of the activity to show their support to different NGOs. Mr Leung made donations to Amnesty International and UNICEF, while Mr Mok donated to InMedia to support press freedom and online media. They challenged Oscar Lai (黎汶洛) from Scholarism, Kevin Yam (任建峰) from Law Society, Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing, ExCo member Bernard Chan (陳智思), founder of Post852 Yau Ching-yuen (游清源) and Chairman of Internet Society Hong Kong Chester Soong (宋德嘉).
People Power LegCo member Chan Chi-chuen (GC- NT East, aka Slowbeat) called out LegCo President Jasper Tsang, EOC Chairman York Chow and Secretary for Food and Health Bureau Ko Wing-man to take up the challenge. Lee Cheuk-yan (GC- NT West, Labour Party) challenged CY Leung, FTU LegCo member Wong Kwok-hing (GC- HK Island) and Lee Wai-ling (李慧玲) after a TV show hosted by Lee. Ms Lee took up the challenge immediately and named Liaison Office Chief Zhang Xiaoming (張曉明), the three organisers of Occupy Central and also Longhair.
Video of Charles Mok and Kenneth Leung
Video of Chan Chi-chuen
Video of Lee Cheuk-yan
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