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Appointments to Betting and Lotteries Commission

     The Chief Executive has made appointments to the Betting and Lotteries Commission for the term from August 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015, pursuant to the Betting Duty Ordinance.

     Dr Samuel Yung Wing-ki has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Commission. Six members have been re-appointed and four new members have been appointed. The non-official membership of the Commission is:

Dr Samuel Yung Wing-ki

Newly appointed Members
Ms Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan
Ms Viola Man Yee-wai
Ms Jennifer Ng Chui-yiu
Mr David Wong Chor-fung

Re-appointed Members
Reverend Chan Yut-wah
Dr Edwin Cheng Kwok-kit
Mr Lawrence Cheung Wai-kou
Dr Chiu Cheung-ki
Mr Stephen Yau How-boa
Mr Adrian Yip Chun-to

     The three public officers re-appointed to the Commission are the Commissioner of Police or representative, the Permanent Secretary for Education or representative, and the Director of Home Affairs or representative.

     "The Commission comprises a balanced composition of individuals from different fields, including the education, religion and social work sectors. We will continue to work closely with the Commission to facilitate the latter in discharging its statutory functions effectively. We also thank the four outgoing Members for their contributions to the Commission," a spokesman for the Home Affairs Bureau said today (August 1).

     According to the Betting Duty Ordinance, the function of the Commission is to advise the Secretary for Home Affairs on matters relating to:

(a) regulation of the conduct of horse race betting, football betting and lotteries;

(b) issuance and revocation of licences in respect of (a) above and the variation of the licensing conditions;

(c) compliance with the licensing conditions by the licensees and the handling of complaints that relate to non-compliance with the conditions of the licence; and

(d) imposition of financial penalties on the licensees.

Ends/Thursday, August 1, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:15


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