Harbour Crossings August 25

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Leadership turbulence in Labour Party

Suzanne Wu Sui-shan, Labour Party’s former chairperson, has resigned and quit the party. The post will be temporarily filled by Vice-chairman Chiu Shi-shun until the party’s elections at the end of the year.

Wu, who succeeded veteran pan-democrat Lee Cheuk-yan as the party’s chairperson in December 2015, said she was discontent with the party’s structure and that she had been treated unfairly.

In an emergency meeting to handle the issue, the party’s executive committee has also decided that its figure Cyd Ho should leave the committee and resign from the role of deputy secretary general for her involvement in the saga.

 

Fourth DAB members appointed to Carrie Lam’s team

The government has announced three senior appointments: DAB district councillor Kathy Siu Ka-yi as political assistant to Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung; deputy director of home affairs Jack Chan Jick-chi as undersecretary for home affairs; and political assistant to education chief in the previous government Jeff Sze Chun-fai has been offered to return to the post.

Siu is the fourth DAB member assuming leading role in Carrie Lam’s government, with the other three being Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah, Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Bernard Chan Pak-li, and Undersecretary for Labour and Welfare Caspar Tsui Ying-wai.

 

Appointments to Country and Marine Parks Board

The Government has announced appointments to the Country and Marine Parks Board (CMPB) for a period of two years with effect from 1 September, 2017.

New memebrs are: Dr He Shen-jing from HKU, Dr Amelia Lee Nam-yuk from HKBU, ecology traveller Charles Lee Yee-keung, Professor Ng Sai-leung from CUHK and The Conservancy Association Chief Executive Ken So Kwok-yin.