Top official's diligence on the job presents lesson to others

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 22 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 22 May, 2010, 12:00am

Is it really an urban myth that those working at the government only sit on a fat remuneration package and do little? Perhaps not all of them are that lazy. Take Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung (pictured), for example. The minister, who is charged with selling the city's proposed competition law, brushed up his antitrust knowledge by going the extra mile to Chinese University.

With less than two months to go before the piece of legislation is presented to lawmakers, So recently finished a short course on competition law at the university, presumably to prepare for his address at next month's 2nd Asian Competition Policy Workshop, jointly organised and hosted by Lingnan University and Polytechnic University.

Meanwhile, The Hong Kong Pavilion at Shanghai Expo enjoyed its highest daily attendance yet, of about 8,000, recently, more than a double of its usual average daily 3,000 attendance.

The trick? It had nothing to do with the pavilion's design, which had already been criticised, nor has Hong Kong suddenly become a more intriguing city. Rather, visitors have been forced to visit the Hong Kong Pavilion just because of an apparent redirection of traffic to the Expo Park's Puxi site, where the Hong Kong Pavilion is located.