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Appointments to Rehabilitation Advisory Committee announced
     The Government announced today (December 16) the appointment of two new members and the re-appointment of four incumbent members to the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee for a term of two years with effect from January 1, 2017.

     The two new members are Miss Julia Lau Pui-g and Ms Yu Tung-mui. Miss Lau is a barrister by profession. Ms Yu is the Chairperson of the Parents' Association of Pre-school Handicapped Children.

     The four incumbent members re-appointed are Ms Shirley Chan Suk-ling, Dr Cheng Lai-ling, Ms Elaine Lam Yee-li and Dr Leung Nai-kong.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, welcomed the appointments and said, "The Rehabilitation Advisory Committee has been playing an important role in the development of Hong Kong's rehabilitation policies and services. The Committee also advises the Government on measures to promote public awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I look forward to the continuous collaboration with the Committee, together with the rehabilitation sector and various sectors of the community, to further enhance rehabilitation services in Hong Kong."

     Mr Cheung also thanked the outgoing members, Ms Ng Fung-ching and Dr Helena Yuen Chan Suk-yee, for their active participation and valuable contribution during their tenure.

     The RAC was set up in 1977 to serve as the principal advisory body to the Government on the development and implementation of rehabilitation services and matters pertaining to the well-being of persons with disabilities in Hong Kong.

     Following is the membership list of the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee from January 1, 2017:

Mr Anthony Yeung Kwok-ki

Dr James Joseph Lam

Miss Amy Chan Lim-chee
Ms Shirley Chan Suk-ling
Ms Chan Wing-yan
Professor Eric Chen Yu-hai
Dr Crystal Cheng Lai-ling
Ms Cheng Yuk-chun
Mr Ho Siu-yu
Dr Edith Kwan Ngan-hing
Mr Leo Lam Cheung-wai
Ms Elaine Lam Yee-li
Ms Lau Lai-fong
Miss Julia Lau Pui-g
Mr Willy Law Wai-cheung
Mr Eric Lee Sai-kit
Dr Raymond Leung Cheong-ming
Dr Leung Nai-kong
Mr Li Fung-lok
Mr Lo Siu-kit
Mrs Cynthia Luk Ho Kam-wan
Mr Ng Po-keung
Professor Cecilia Tsang Wai-ping
Mr Wong Kam-pui
Mr Yau Wai-lok
Ms Yu Tung-mui
Ends/Friday, December 16, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:00
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