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Appointments to Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee
     The Government today (August 5) announced the appointments to the Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee (the Committee) for a two-year term from September 16, 2019 to September 15, 2021. 
     Two members, Mr Ng Chak-hang and Dr Johannes Poon Yin-kwong, have been newly appointed to the Committee through the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth. The Chairman and 10 incumbent members have been re-appointed to the Committee.
     Members Ms Denise Che Huey-sze, Mr Howard Ling Ho-wan and Mr Stanley Yeung Chee-tat will be leaving the Committee. The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, expressed his heartfelt thanks to the three outgoing members for their valuable advice and contributions to the work of the Committee during their tenure.
     The full membership of the Committee with effect from September 16, 2019 is as follows:
Mr Adrian Yip Chun-to
Mr Chan Chun-chung
Mr Mac Chan Ho-ting
Ms Chan Wing-man
Dr Ronald Chen Yuk-lun
Ms Michelle Cheng
Dr Andrew Chiu Ka-yin
Mr Sam Chong Yan-kit
Miss Cherene Ho Ching-wai
Ms Fonnie Leung Fung-yee
Mr Ng Chak-hang
Dr Johannes Poon Yin-kwong
Miss Wong Sze-sze
Secretary for Home Affairs or representative (ex-officio)
Secretary for Education or representative (ex-officio)
Director of Social Welfare or representative (ex-officio)
     The function of the Committee is to advise the Secretary for Home Affairs on the use of the Ping Wo Fund (the Fund). The Fund is mainly used to finance the following measures:
(a) research and studies into problems and issues relating to gambling;

(b) public education and other measures to prevent or alleviate problems relating to gambling; and
(c) counselling, treatment and other remedial or support services for gamblers with gambling disorders and those affected by them.
Ends/Monday, August 5, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:00
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