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Appointments to Rehabilitation Advisory Committee announced
     The Government today (December 13) announced the appointment of two new members and the re-appointment of the Chairperson, Vice-chairperson and 16 incumbent members to the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (RAC) for a term of two years with effect from January 1, 2020.

     The two new members are Ms Amy Fung Dun-mi and Mr Emil Yu Chen-on. Ms Fung is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Mr Yu is a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and an employer representative on the Labour Advisory Board.

     The incumbent Chairperson, Mr Anthony Yeung Kwok-ki, and the incumbent Vice-chairperson, Mr Fung Pak-yan, were re-appointed respectively. The 16 incumbent members re-appointed are Ms Chan Wing-yan, Mr Cheng Ka-ho, Mr Fong Cheung-fat, Ms Heidi Hui Sim-kiu, Mr Joseph Kwan Kwok-lok, Mr Leo Lam Cheung-wai, Ms Lau Lai-fong, Mr Willy Law Wai-cheung, Mr Eric Lee Sai-kit, Mr Billy Man Shu-shing, Ms Shirley To Shuk-yi, Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang, Ms Wendy Tse Yik-chu, Mr Tsui Yu-hang, Ms Elaine Wu Siu-ling and Dr Loretta Yam Yin-chun.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, welcomed the appointments. He also thanked the outgoing members, Dr Raymond Leung Cheong-ming and Mr Lo Siu-kit, for their valuable contributions to the RAC 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. With the application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Hong Kong since August 31, 2008, the RAC also took on the role of assisting the Government in promoting and monitoring the implementation of the Convention in Hong Kong.

     Following is the membership list of the RAC from January 1, 2020:

Mr Anthony Yeung Kwok-ki

Mr Fung Pak-yan

Non-official Members
Ms Shirley Chan Suk-ling
Ms Chan Wing-yan
Mr Cheng Ka-ho
Mr Fong Cheung-fat
Ms Amy Fung Dun-mi
Ms Heidi Hui Sim-kiu
Mr Kuo Chun-chuen
Mr Joseph Kwan Kwok-lok
Mr Leo Lam Cheung-wai
Mr Edwin Lam Man-wing
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 William Lo Tak-lam
Mr Billy Man Shu-shing
Ms Shirley To Shuk-yi
Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang
Ms Wendy Tse Yik-chu
Mr Tsui Yu-hang
Ms Elaine Wu Siu-ling
Dr Loretta Yam Yin-chun
Mr Emil Yu Chen-on
Ms Yu Tung-mui
Ends/Friday, December 13, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:00
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