In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 November, 2009, 12:00am

44 applicants for top EOC job

The post of Equal Opportunities Commission chairman has attracted 44 applications, and the executive search firm engaged for the recruitment has contacted 49 people with experience in senior positions, a government spokesman says. The incumbent chairman, Raymond Tang Yee-bong, will finish his five-year term on January 11.

Party reviews computer security

The Democratic Party says it is talking to computer security consultants, after a contact list with journalists' information on its intranet was found to be accessible on the internet. The mobile-phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 82 journalists from 40 media groups had come up in a Yahoo search. Chief executive Chan Ka-wai said it removed the Web file on Tuesday.

Leung Chin-man job probe ends

The Legislative Council's select committee investigating the post-civil-service job of former housing director Leung Chin-man held a private meeting to discuss the drafting of its first report. It will make recommendations on policies governing the post-service work of directorate-level civil servants. It will also deliver its inquiry conclusions.

URA to offer mostly small flats

More than half of 1,790 flats to be supplied by the Urban Renewal Authority in the next 12 to 18 months will be small to medium in size. It said these units would be smaller than 690 sq ft. The 584 flats to be sold this year are all on Hong Kong Island, located on First Street, Second Street and Queen's Road East. The rest are in Kowloon and will be available a year later.

HK Disney not cutting prices

Hong Kong Disneyland had no plan to cut ticket prices, the park's marketing director Frederick Chan Kwok-yu said, a day after Shanghai received permission to build a Disney park. 'The entire market is huge and [the region] should be able to accommodate another international theme park,' Chan said.