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Appointment of members of Equal Opportunities Commission (Issued by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)


The Government announced today (May 19) that the Chief Executive has re-appointed 12 incumbent members and appointed four new members to the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for two years, with effect from May 20, 2011.

The re-appointed members are:

Ms Chan Ka-mun, Carmen
Ms Chan Man-ki, Maggie
Ms Chiu Lai-kuen, Susanna
Ms Choi Hing-shi
Mr Fung Kin-kee Frederick
Mr Lee Luen-fai
Mr Lui Tim-leung, Tim
Mr Amirali Bakirali Nasir
Ms Ng Wing-mui, Winnie
Mr Tse Wai-chun, Paul
Dr Tse Wing-ling, John
Ms Wong Ka-ling, Garling

The newly appointed members are:

Dr Koong May-kay, Maggie
Mr Zaman Minhas Qamar
Dr Tsang Kit-man, Sandra
Mr Yip Siu-hong, Nelson

Their brief background information is at the Annex.

  “We are grateful for the useful input of all incumbent members to the work of the EOC in the past two years. They have displayed enthusiasm and commitment in assisting the promotion of equal opportunities.  They have also made valuable contribution to the various areas of work of the EOC,” a Government spokesman said.

  “The new membership of the EOC represents a fairly balanced mix of expertise and representatives of various sectors, including the interests of women, persons with disability and ethnic minorities, employment, social services sector, legal professionals, accounting professionals, academics and education, and the community at large.”

“We look forward to the concerted efforts of all the re-appointed and new members, under the leadership of the Chairperson, Mr Lam Woon-kwong, to take forward the work to promote equal opportunities and eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability and family status,” the spokesman added.

 The appointment notice will be gazetted on May 20, 2011.


Brief backgrounds of the newly appointed members

Dr Koong May-kay, Maggie is the principal of an educational institution.  She is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Hong Kong Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied Association, and a member of the Women’s Commission and the Family Council.  With her knowledge and experience in the education sector, her appointment will be beneficial to the work of the EOC in the area.

Mr Zaman Minhas Qamar is the President of the International Islamic Society, the Vice-President of the Pakistan Association of Hong Kong, and the Honorary Secretary of the Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong.  With years of experience in serving the ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong, he will contribute to the efforts of the EOC in promoting equal opportunities on the ground of race.

Dr Tsang Kit-man, Sandra is the Head of Department and Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong.  She is also a member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee.  Her academic and social service background will help the EOC to better take into account these perspectives in undertaking its work.

Mr Yip Siu-hong, Nelson is a member of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, and Vocational Training Council – Committee on Vocational Training for People with Disabilities.  He had represented Hong Kong in the Equestrian events in the 2008 Paralympics.  His experience in promoting the development and participation of persons with disabilities will provide insights to the work of the EOC in the area.