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ExCo Non-official Members saddened by passing of Lau Wong-fat
The following is issued on behalf of the Executive Council Secretariat:

     The Non-official Members of the Executive Council (ExCo) today (July 25) expressed profound sadness on the passing of former Chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk Mr Lau Wong-fat.

     The Convenor of the ExCo Non-official Members, Mr Bernard Chan, said, "Mr Lau dedicated his entire life to serving Hong Kong and has made profound contributions. Apart from chairing the Heung Yee Kuk for 35 years, he held a number of key positions in public service such as serving as a member of ExCo, the Legislative Council and the District Council. He spared no efforts in taking forward matters relating to the New Territories as well as promoting the development of Hong Kong.

     "On behalf of all ExCo Non-official Members, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mr Lau's family, including our present member Mr Kenneth Lau."
Ends/Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:39
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