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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 August, 2009, 12:00am
 

Legislator disappointed over slow Lehman legal progress

Democratic Party legislator Kam Nai-wai has said he is disappointed with the Consumer Council after learning that the first lawsuit related to Lehman Brothers financial products financed by the Consumer Legal Action Fund had yet to make it to court - almost a year after Lehman Brothers collapsed. He quoted council chief executive Connie Lau Yin-hing as saying that there had been 121 applications for use of the fund but about 20 investors had later withdrawn their applications.

250 support social worker probe

A Facebook site set up by Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee has recorded about 250 indications of support for her call for an independent inquiry into allegations that Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing pressured the Young Women's Christian Association to move a social worker from one office to another. Mr Tsang has rejected the claims.

Poll finds little change

Satisfaction with the government remained stable this month, a poll by Chinese University's Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies found. In a survey of 834 people aged 18 or above, 18.7 per cent expressed satisfaction with the government's overall performance, down 1.7 percentage points from last month.

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