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Appointments to Social Welfare Advisory Committee announced
     The Government today (November 20) announced the re-appointment of the Chairman and 11 incumbent members to the Social Welfare Advisory Committee (SWAC) for a term of two years with effect from December 1.

     Mr Lester Garson Huang is re-appointed as the Chairman of the SWAC. He is a lawyer, and the Chairman of the Council of the City University of Hong Kong and the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research. He has been serving as the Chairman of the SWAC since December 1, 2018, to date.

     The 11 re-appointed incumbent members are Dr Bai Xue, Ms Sylvia Chan May-kuen, Dr Gary Cheng Faat-ting, Miss Cheung Sze-wing, Mr Manohar Thakurdas Chugh, Mr Andy Ho Wing-cheong, Mr Anthony Kwan Wai-ming, Dr Lam James Joseph, Ms Eva Wong Ching-hung, Mr Anthony Wong Kin-wai and Ms Amarantha Yip Yun-wan.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, welcomed the above appointments and looked forward to members' continued valuable contributions to the SWAC.

     The SWAC advises the Government on social welfare policy and from time to time assists the Government in reviewing relevant services.

     The membership list of the SWAC with effect from December 1, 2020, is as follows:

Mr Lester Garson Huang

Non-official members
Dr Bai Xue
Ms Sylvia Chan May-kuen
Dr Gary Cheng Faat-ting
Miss Cheung Sze-wing
Mr Manohar Thakurdas Chugh
Mr Andy Ho Wing-cheong
Mr Anthony Kwan Wai-ming
Mr Frederick Lai Wing-hoi
Dr Lam James Joseph
Mr Armstrong Lee Hon-cheung
Ms Anthea Lo Wing-sze
Dr Gary Ng Ka-wing
Professor Petrus Ng Yat-nam
Dr Pan Pey-chyou
Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung
Dr Ricky Szeto Wing-fu
Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang
Ms Eva Wong Ching-hung
Professor Frances Wong Kam-yuet
Mr Anthony Wong Kin-wai
Ms Amarantha Yip Yun-wan
Ends/Friday, November 20, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:00
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