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CE saddened by death of Sir John J Swaine

     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (August 9) was saddened to learn the passing of former President of the Legislative Council, Sir John J Swaine.

     As a barrister, Sir John was the President of the Legislative Council and member of the Executive Council before the reunification.  Sir John served as an Administrative Officer in the 1950s.

     "Sir John has made tremendous contributions to legal profession and public service in Hong Kong.  On behalf of the HKSAR Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Sir John's family," the Chief Executive said.

Ends/Thursday, August 9, 2012
Issued at HKT 22:24


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