Harbour Crossings October 28

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‘Diving’ professor to lead HKU Shenzhen hospital; Election watchdog named panel judge on interception of communications and surveillance.

Controversial doctor named head of HKU hospital in Shenzhen

Professor Lo Chung Mau (盧寵茂) will become head of the University of Hong Kong’s hospital in Shenzhen starting from 14 November. He will lift his position in the University of Hong Kong as head of Department of Surgery and three other positions in Queen Mary Hospital.

Lo, who is also a member of the HKU Council, was known for being accused of ‘diving’ when angry students stormed the council’s meeting back in July 2015.

Election watchdog to sit on panel on interception of communications and surveillance

Barnabas Fung Wah (馮驊), Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court and Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, has been appointed as a Panel Judge under the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance.

Fung’s predecessor in the EAC, Woo Kwok-hing (胡國興), was also the city’s first Commissioner on Interception of Communications and Surveillance.

HKDTC head appointed to tourism board

The government has appointed Jason Wong Chun-tat (黃進達), Jason Shum Jiu-sang (沈朝生) and Margaret Fong Shun-man (方舜文) as members of the Hong Kong Tourism Board for a term of two years from 1 November, 2016, to 31 October, 2018.

Wong and Shum are chairman and director of the Travel Industry Council while Fong is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Government appoints new MPFSAB chair

Financial Secretary John Tsang has appointed Stewart Wong Kai-ming (黃繼明), SC, as the Chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board and re-appointed four incumbent members for a term of two years, from 1 November, 2016, until 31 October, 2018.

Wong is a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court since 2015 and specialises on tax and IP laws.