Michael Tien joins the Liberals, but says it's too early to say if he will run
Former head of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Michael Tien Puk-sun confirmed he had been accepted as a Liberal Party member, but said it was too early to tell if he would run in September's Legislative Council election. He said his membership was not linked to his brother, James Tien Pei-chun, the party chairman.
'I did not get an express route. I had to queue up and go through the selection process,' he said. 'I rarely see my brother at the party, and normally deal with other colleagues. I have a lot of old friends in the Liberal Party.'
Mr Tien said he would set up an office in West Kowloon, where he would carry out campaign work.
'That is where I grew up In the past, the Liberal Party has not done too much district activity,' he said.
It has been rumoured that Mr Tien will be the party's Legco candidate for the district. 'That is not up to me. I would need to be selected. I have only just joined the party,' he said.
Mr Tien announced his plans to enter party politics at the National People's Congress, which he attended as a delegate for the first time.