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LegCo President saddened by death of Dr Elsie Tu

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Mr Jasper Tsang, was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of former Member Dr Elsie Tu today (December 8).

     "The passing away of Elsie is a great loss to Hong Kong. She will be dearly missed by her friends and colleagues," Mr Tsang said.

     Dr Tu was a Member of LegCo and the Provisional LegCo from 1988 to 1998. She was the President's Deputy and Chairman of the House Committee between 1991 and 1995. For her outstanding contribution to the Hong Kong community, Dr Tu was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 1997 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

     "Elsie's dedication and efforts have earned our respect. Her unwavering battle in fighting for the underprivileged and her passion for serving the community will be fondly remembered," Mr Tsang said.

Ends/Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:41


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