FS' transcript after radio phone-in (with photo and video)

Following is the transcript (English portion) of the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at a media stand-up after attending a radio programme on 2008-09 Budget hosted by Commercial Radio this morning (March 1).

Reporter: Mr Tsang, a question about the fruit money.....so can you just tell us whether we can expect some good news.....?

Financial Secretary: We have an open-mind in terms of the consultation. We want to hear the views of the community. They should let us know how they feel about this thing and then we will make an assessment. We have an open-mind now, and hopefully, before the end of the year, we will be able to make a decision on this, and implement the decision as soon as possible.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript)

Ends/Saturday, March 1, 2008
Issued at HKT 12:29