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Appointments to the Independent Police Complaints Council

     The Chief Executive has re-appointed an incumbent vice-chairman and 11 members, as well as appointed two new vice-chairmen and six new members to the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) for a term of two years with effect from January 1, 2015, a Government spokesman announced today (December 24).

     Mr Chan Kin-por has been re-appointed as vice-chairman. The re-appointed members are Dr Eugene Chan Kin-keung, Dr Vincent Ho, Mr Simon Ip Shing-hing, Ms Lau Yuk-kuen, Mr Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong, Mr Arthur Luk Yee-shun, Dr Ma Hok-ka, Miss Sandy Wong Hang-yee, Dr Helena Wong Pik-wan, Ms Mary Teresa Wong Tak-lan and Mr Adrian Yip Chun-to.

     Mr Christopher Cheung Wah-fung and Mr Tony Tse Wai-chuen have been appointed as new vice-chairmen. The six new members are Professor Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, Dr Cheng Kam-chung, Mr Richard Ho Kam-wing, Mr Herman Hui Chung-shing, Mr Edgar Kwan Chi-ping and Mr Peter Yan King-shun.

     "We are most grateful for the invaluable contributions and wise counsel of the IPCC in ensuring a fair, effective and transparent two-tier police complaints handling system in Hong Kong. We would like to express our gratitude to the retiring members for their dedicated service on the IPCC in the past six years," the spokesman said.

     "We hope that the expanded IPCC membership would help strengthen the Council's capability in performing its functions and contribute to the efficient operation of the police complaints handling system."

     Dr Lam Tai-fai, Mr Abraham Shek Lai-him, Mr Eric Cheung Tat-ming and Ms Christine Fang Meng-sang will retire on December 31, 2014.

     The IPCC, established under the IPCC Ordinance (Cap. 604), is an independent statutory body responsible for monitoring and reviewing the investigation of complaints against members of the Police Force. The IPCC Ordinance provides the IPCC with a legal basis to exercise its role and power and provides the two-tier police complaints handling system with a statutory basis. It also imposes a statutory duty on the Police to comply with the Council's requirements. The IPCC is currently chaired by Mr Larry Kwok Lam-kwong.

     The membership of the IPCC will be expanded from 24 to 28 members with effect from January 1, 2015.

     The appointment notice was published in the Government Gazette today.

Ends/Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:00


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