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Statement by Government Spokesman

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital last night (September 27) for Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty due to Acute Myocardial Infarct. The operation went very smoothly. Subject to progress, it is expected that he will recover fully.

     The Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, has been informed of the matter and he wished the Financial Secretary a speedy recovery.

     During Mr Tsang's hospitalisation, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, will be Acting Financial Secretary for the time being.

Ends/Monday, September 28, 2009
Issued at HKT 01:11


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