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CE mourns Tong Wai-ki

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Hong Kong Taoist Association Chairman Tong Wai-ki.   She said Mr Tong was held in high regard, adding that he had been committed to promoting the Taoist religion and Chinese culture and actively participated in social services and charitable activities, making significant contributions over the years.   He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.   "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Tong. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and the Taoist community," Mrs Lam noted.   Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Nip also expressed deep condolences over the passing of Mr Tong.   He commended Mr Tong for dedicating his life in promoting the Taoist religion and uniting the Taoist community while actively participating in charitable services and talent nurturing. http://dlvr.it/SHNxwp

8 District Council seats vacant

The Government gazetted today that eight elected seats in the Central & Western, Eastern, Sai Kung and Sha Tin district councils are vacant.   The Central & Western District Council Chung Wan Constituency elected member Hui Chi-fung had been consecutively absent from all the council meetings since January 28 without getting the council's consent before the end of the disqualifying period.   In accordance with the District Councils Ordinance, Mr Hui was disqualified from holding office on May 29, and since then his office has became vacant.   Another seven constituency seats have also became vacant following the resignation of relevant elected members.
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