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Appointments of Chairman and members of Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education

     The Government today (March 27) announced the appointment of Ms Melissa Pang as the Chairman of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (CPCE) as well as the appointment of four new members and re-appointment of nine members for a two-year term starting from April 1, 2015.

     A government spokesman said Ms Pang is a practicing solicitor and is currently the Vice-President of the Law Society of Hong Kong. She has a strong commitment to serving the community with her legal expertise and was nominated to represent the Law Society in the Legal Aid Services Council. Ms Pang is also a member of the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee and was the Chairperson of the District Fight Crime Committee (Eastern).

     The spokesman said, "Ms Pang was first appointed to the CPCE in 2009 and has since been dedicated to the work of the Committee. She has been actively participating in various sub-committees and working groups under the CPCE to promote civic education. She has also frequently participated in various civic education activities organised by the CPCE."

     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, thanked the outgoing Chairman, Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak, for his valuable contributions to the work of the CPCE. Dr Lee has served first as a CPCE member from April 1997 to March 2000 and then as the CPCE's Chairman since April 2009.

     Mr Tsang said, "Dr Lee has been devoting so much of his precious time and efforts to the work of the CPCE in the past years and achieved fruitful results during his tenure. Under Dr Lee's guidance, the Committee has strengthened its work on the promotion of core civic values and corporate citizenship. The Committee's enormous publicity on disseminating the messages of respect and inclusiveness has enhanced social harmony. It has also organised large-scale events to promote the Basic Law and established the Civic Ambassador Training Programme. Dr Lee himself actively takes part in the community's charitable work and shoulders the responsibilities of corporate citizenship. He also extensively develops community networks and enthusiastically nurtures the young generation. He has also provided invaluable advice to the Government on the formulation of strategies and plans for promoting these aspects of work."

     Mr Tsang also extended his gratitude to two other outgoing members, Mr Chung Yam-cheung and Mr Andrew Wong Luen-cheung, for their efforts in promoting the work of the Committee.

     The membership in the new term of the Committee is as follows:

New members
Ms Melissa Pang (Chairperson)
Mr Lam Cheung-chi
Mr Raymond Lee Man-chun
Mr Liu Ah-chuen
Mr Eric Yeung Chuen-sing

Re-appointed members
Professor Chan Shui-duen
Mrs Janice Choi Kwan Wing-kum
Mr Peter Ho Siu-ping
Mr Lam Kwok-keung
Professor Lena Lee Ying
Ms Man Ka-lai
Mr Wong Wai-kit
Mr Clement Woo Kin-man
Mr Adrian Yip Chun-to

     Other non-official members of the Committee are as follows:

Dr Chan Cheuk-hay
Mr Chau Hau-lap
Ms Hung Wing-chee
Mr George Lau Ka-keung
Ms Lee Pik-yee
Mr Timmy Lee Tan-chun
Mr Henry Lim
Mr Lo Yan-lai
Dr Carol Ma Hok-ka
Ms Elaine Ma Kwai-yee
Dr Mak Yiu-kwong
Dr Miro Ng Fei-yeung
Mr Tang Fei
Mr Wai Kwok-hung
Mr Henry Wong Chun-fai

     The official members of the Committee include representatives from the Home Affairs Bureau, the Education Bureau, the Information Services Department, the Department of Justice, the Social Welfare Department, the Hong Kong Police Force, Radio Television Hong Kong and the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

     The CPCE is a non-statutory advisory body tasked with the promotion of civic education outside schools. It advises the Government on the objective and scope of civic education, promotes civic education outside schools through a range of publicity and educational programmes, and sponsors non-governmental organisations to carry out civic education projects through funding schemes.

Ends/Friday, March 27, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:03


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