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Post-office employment for Mr Lau Sai-leung

     The Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials has advised the Government on the proposed employment of former Full-time Member of the Central Policy Unit Mr Lau Sai-leung after leaving the Government on July 1. Mr Lau intends to be employed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for conducting a research project.

     The Advisory Committee considers that, subject to observance of certain restrictions it has advised, the proposed employment of Mr Lau would not cause any potential conflict of interest. The Advisory Committee also did not anticipate adverse public reaction or public perception problems arising from the proposed employment. On the basis of the Committee's advice, the Government has approved the post-service work proposed by Mr Lau subject to those restrictions.

     In considering each case, the Advisory Committee has regard to the information provided by the former official concerned under special appointment, the assessments by relevant government bureaux or offices, and the criteria for advice as stipulated in the guidance note on post-office employment for officials under special appointment.

     Details of the cases are available at the Advisory Committee's website (

     The membership of the Advisory Committee is as follows:

Mr Moses Cheng Mo-chi (Chairman)
Dr Norman Leung Nai-pang
Dr Elizabeth Shing Shiu-ching
Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung
Professor Liu Pak-wai

Ends/Monday, December 17, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:18


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