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New head of Council on Professional Conduct in Education

Lee Suet-ying, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools, has been elected as chairman of the Council on Professional Conduct in Education. Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union director Fong King-lok, meanwhile, has been elected vice chairman of the council.

The council consisted of 28 seats, 13 of which are nominated and elected among teachers.

 

Undersecretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs quits early to study at Harvard

Undersecretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Ronald Chan Ngok-pang has quit a month before his term with the outgoing administration was due to expire in order to start a master’s programme in public administration at Harvard Kennedy School from late June.

Chan graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in political and comparative sociology and joined his classmate Regina Ip’s course, becoming a Southern district councillor in 2007.

He quit the district council in 2010 and joined the government as special assistant at the office of then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. He was appointed political assistant to his current boss Raymond Tam two months after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office in 2012.

 

New members appointed to equality watchdog

The government has appointed six new members and re-appointed nine incumbent members to the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for a term of two years with effect from 20 May, 2017.

The new members are: Professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan, Women’s Commission member; Dr Andy Chiu Man-chung, Associate Professor of Law at Shue Yan University; Mohan Datwani, Director, Technical and Research at the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Maisy Ho Chiu-ha, Executive Director of Shun Tak Holdings and member of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education; Henry Shie Wai-hung, member of Elderly Commission; Dr Rizwan Ullah, teacher at Delia Memorial School.