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Appointments to Honours and Non-official Justices of the Peace Selection Committee
     The Government announced today (December 16) that the Chief Executive has appointed Mr Chan Kin-por and Mr Tam Yiu-chung as non-official members of the Honours and Non-official Justices of the Peace Selection Committee.

     The Chief Executive has also re-appointed Mrs Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, Mr Martin Liao Cheung-kong, Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi, Mr Stanley Ng Chau-pei, Mrs Laura Cha Shih May-lung, Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan, and Mr Chow Chung-kong as non-official members of the Selection Committee.
     "All members will serve for a one-year term, from January 1 to December 31, 2023," a Government spokesman said.
     Miss Elsie Leung Oi-sie and Mr Lau Chin-shek, serving members of the Selection Committee, will retire on December 31, 2022.
     "We wish to express our gratitude to Miss Leung and Mr Lau for their invaluable advice rendered to the Selection Committee during their term of office," the spokesman said.
     The Selection Committee is tasked to consider nominations for various honours as well as for the appointment of Non-official Justices of the Peace (JPs) and make recommendations to the Chief Executive.

     Honours and awards are awarded to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to Hong Kong or dedicated public and community service. The appointment of JPs is governed by the Justices of the Peace Ordinance (Cap. 510). JPs are required to perform certain functions, including visiting custodial institutions or detention centres, to ensure that such facilities are effectively managed and that no inmate is unfairly treated or deprived of his or her rights.
     The annual Honours List and the list of new JP appointments are normally published in the Government Gazette on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (July 1).
     The Selection Committee is chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration. Other official members include the Financial Secretary, the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, the Chairman of the Public Service Commission and the Director of the Chief Executive's Office.
     The Selection Committee's full membership for the new term is as follows:

Chief Secretary for Administration
Non-official Members
Mrs Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
Mr Martin Liao Cheung-kong
Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi
Mr Chan Kin-por
Mr Stanley Ng Chau-pei
Mr Tam Yiu-chung
Mrs Laura Cha Shih May-lung
Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan
Mr Chow Chung-kong

Official Members
Financial Secretary
Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs
Chairman, Public Service Commission
Director, Chief Executive's Office
Ends/Friday, December 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 14:00
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