Transcript of remarks by STH

     Following is the transcript of remarks at a media session by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, after attending the Legislative Council meeting today (May 23):

Reporter: Should we have to worry about the construction quality of the rail, because there are two incidents in such a short period of time? And also shouldn't the MTR disclose to the public with regard to the incidents because one incident happened last month? Why is there such a long period of time before we know about this?

Secretary for Transport and Housing: First and foremost, I would expect the MTR to come up and inform the public and the media if there's anything of concern. Basically Hong Kong is a very open and transparent society, and expectations of the community and the media as well as other stakeholders are basically the same. I would relay the message to the MTR Corporation and encourage them to let the media and the public know, should there be any issues of concern.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:05