CE expresses sorrow over passing of Mr Ambrose S K Lee

     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (August 14) expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Mr Ambrose S K Lee, former Secretary for Security. He extended his deepest condolences to Mr Ambrose S K Lee’s family.

     Mr Ambrose S K Lee was appointed as the Director of Immigration in 1998 and Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption in 2002. He was appointed as the Secretary for Security in 2003, a post he held until June 30, 2012.

     Mr Lee said, "Mr Ambrose S K Lee has been dedicated to serving the Hong Kong community over the years. During his tenure as the Secretary for Security, Mr Lee has made exemplary contributions in such areas as the maintenance of law and order, immigration service, customs control, as well as fire, correctional and government flying services. He commanded the respect and love of government colleagues and those in the community who had worked with him.

     "Mr Ambrose S K Lee continued his dedication to serving the public after leaving the Government in 2012. He has carried on with his contribution to the country and the Hong Kong community when he became a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) deputy to the 12th National People's Congress between 2013 and 2018.

     "Mr Ambrose S K Lee was a senior officer whom I respected. I was deeply impressed by his dedication and commitment to serving the people of Hong Kong when I worked with him in various positions in the past.

     "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Ambrose S K Lee. On behalf of the Government of the HKSAR, I extend my deepest condolences to his family.

     "I will sorely miss Mr Ambrose S K Lee."

Ends/Sunday, August 14, 2022
Issued at HKT 14:51