The (village) King is Dead! Long live…; BEA deputy chief joins Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.
The King is dead! Long live the King!
The Government announced today (March 4), after going through the procedure, that the ‘King of New Territories’, Lau Wong-fat (劉皇發), resigned as chairman of the Tuen Mun Rural Committee on February 22.
Last year in May, Lau passed on the Heung Yee Kuk torch to his son, Kenneth Lau Ip-keung (劉業強), who became the uncontested chairman of the rural governing body in June.
Lau junior also said his father will quit the Tuen Mun District Council, where he is also the chairman, and may even wave goodbye to the Legislative Council – Let’s ‘Wait for Uncle Fat’ for the last time!
Lau Wong-fat was repeatedly elected to his functional Legislative Council seat with precisely zero votes for twenty-six years; he was uncontested in all instances. Look for the son to assume the crown.
Deputy head of BEA to join Board of Financial Dispute Resolution Centre
The Government appointed Tong Hon-shing (唐漢城) as non-official member of the Board of Financial Dispute Resolution Centre. Tong is the Deputy CEO of the Bank of East Asia.
The Government also re-appointed Bauhinia Gold Star holder Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah (鄭若驊) and Brian Fung Wei-lung (馮煒能) as chairman and member of the Board for a two-year term with effect from March 1, 2016.