PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 May, 1999, 12:00am

More than 52 per cent of respondents to a DAB survey supported a reinterpretation of the Basic Law.

In the survey of 1,461 people in Sha Tin last week, 22.7 per cent supported the amendment option.

Pang Cheung-wai, a member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, said support for the reinterpretation option had grown.

'Our party's surveys show the support has been rising from some 30 per cent to 40. This time the figure is even higher,' the Provisional Regional Councillor said.

'We think people realise that amending the Basic Law is not a preferable option.' Respondents expressed overwhelming opposition to the influx of the estimated 1.67 million migrants and doubted whether the Government could cope.

Up to 96.1 per cent said it would be a bad thing for the migrants to settle in the SAR.

Ninety-one per cent said they were worried about job opportunities and 92.5 said the Government had inadequate resources to cope.