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CE saddened by death of Dr Elsie Tu

     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (December 8) expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Dr Elsie Tu.

     "Dr Elsie Tu had a passion for Hong Kong for her entire life. She made tremendous contributions in taking forward reforms and developments in various aspects of society.

     "Dr Tu served Hong Kong in a number of important public service positions including member of the then Legislative Council, the Provisional Legislative Council, the Urban Council and the Basic Law Consultative Committee. She strived to uphold social justice and offered advice to the Government on various policy areas such as education, anti-corruption, housing, transport and law. She adhered to reasoning while respecting the views of the majority. Her noble character earned her wide respect from the community and she was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 1997.

     "After her retirement, Dr Tu continued to devote herself to care for the grass roots. She made generous financial contributions to education, was dedicated to community service and fought for the rights of the underprivileged with perseverance.

     "On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I express our deepest sympathies on the death of Dr Tu. May she rest in peace," the Chief Executive said.

Ends/Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:30


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