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Government appoints Antiquities Advisory Board Chairman and members
     The Government today (December 31) announced that the Chief Executive has re-appointed Mr Douglas So Cheung-tak as Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board (AAB).
     The Chief Executive has also re-appointed 15 incumbent AAB members and appointed the following five new members to the Board: Miss Florence Ho Kwai-ying, Dr Lam Weng-cheong, Ms Salome See Sau-mei, Mr Brian Tsang Chiu-tong and Mr Edward Yuen Siu-bun.
     The appointments and re-appointments were made under section 17(1) of the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Cap. 53) for a term of two years with effect from January 1, 2021, and are published in the Gazette today.
     The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, welcomed the appointments and re-appointments.
     "The AAB has been working closely with the Government in offering invaluable advice and suggestions on initiatives and issues related to heritage conservation. The new Board comprises members from different fields and professions. I am confident that this new composition will bring in innovative ideas for the work of the AAB and I look forward to working with the new Board," Mr Wong said.
     Mr Wong also expressed appreciation to the five retiring members for their dedicated service and significant contributions to the Board in the past. 
     The AAB is a statutory body established under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance to advise the Antiquities Authority on matters relating to antiquities and monuments. The new term of the AAB comprises 21 members (including the Chairman), who are all appointed in their personal capacity. 
  The membership of the AAB with effect from January 1, 2021, is set out below:

Mr Douglas So Cheung-tak

Ms Vanessa Cheung Tih-lin
Professor Ching May-bo
Professor Chu Hoi-shan
Mr Ho Kui-yip
Miss Florence Ho Kwai-ying
Mr Tony Ip Chung-man
Dr Lam Weng-cheong
Mr Peter Lau Man-pong
Mr Christopher Law Kin-chung
Dr Jane Lee Ching-yee
Mr Lee Ping-kuen
Professor Phyllis Li Chi-miu
Mr Ronald Liang
Ms Salome See Sau-mei
Mr Shum Ho-kit
Mr Brian Tsang Chiu-tong
Professor Yau Chi-on
Miss Theresa Yeung Wing-shan
Ms Alice Yip Ka-ming
Mr Edward Yuen Siu-bun
Ends/Thursday, December 31, 2020
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