On a warning that a higher retirement age for civil servants will reduce job openings for young people:
Jessie Tong - If the greying of the population causes [a] labour shortage, then extend the retirement age. It would not then be detrimental to the young people. If there is no labour shortage, then the government need not change the retirement age, although the experience of the senior officials will be lost to HK.
On Hong Kong supermarkets wasting food:
Betty Elledge - Many essentials, common rations and groceries in the supermarkets are overpriced. Why? High rent as a result of the monopoly by a few big landlords. Food should not be thrown away, there are many starving people. We have to keep finding ways to make life easier to bear for the poor, the less privileged and the aged.
Bob Howe - I believe one of their problems involves the rotation of their stock. I often go to my local Wellcome and they have none of the milk I buy on their shelves, but when I go back two days later they have it but the expiration date is within the next five days.
On the steep electricity bills at new government HQ in Tamar:
Patrick Shu Wing-lee - Turn off half of the lighting and air conditioning. The government's new headquarters and Legco building are a white elephant, wasteful of valuable land space which should have been put to better use and sold for more money for welfare and other purposes. On Britain's diamond jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth:
Guy Freeman - As Hongkongers fight for democracy, the British still have a hereditary leader! And if you think Donald Tsang spends a lot of money abroad, you should look at the royal family's expenses.