Bank boss makes only one meeting

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 January, 1999, 12:00am

NON-AFFILIATED legislator David Li Kwok-po attended only one meeting of the Legco Finance and House committees in the first half of the legislative year.

The 59-year-old chairman and chief executive of the Bank of East Asia, representing the banking sector, did not show up at any of the Finance Committee's nine meetings between July and last month.

Records also show he only turned up at one House Committee meeting out of 18.

Mr Li was unavailable for comment last night.

Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, representing the Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication sector, had the next worst attendance record.

The 52-year-old businessman attended one-third of the Finance Committee's meetings and missed 11 House Committee meetings.

The Democratic Party, represented by 13 members, had the best attendance. Party members averaged eight out of nine Finance Committee meetings and 15 of 18 House Committee meetings.

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong's nine members came a close second. On average, they attended 8.4 Finance Committee meetings and 14.1 House Committee meetings each.