Franklin Lam Fan-keung is an Executive Council member. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and is a founder of HKGolden50, an independent non-profit policy research organisation. During the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Lam served as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit. He then became a managing director at UBS from 2000 to 2011.
There has been a lot of talk recently about "politicisation" of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Much of the commentary has been very wide of the mark and, in some cases, the logic of the situation has been turned completely upside down.Monday, 2 September, 2013, 3:53am 2 comments
Public Eye dares anyone to look in the mirror and say "no" if asked this: is the ICAC being used as a political tool? Of course it is. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying got slammed for urging politicians not to misuse the Independent Commission Against Corruption. But someone had to say it.21 Aug 2013 - 3:50am 3 comments
After nine months of investigation, Executive Councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung has been cleared of any wrongdoing in selling flats ahead of the introduction of new stamp duties. Although the probe vindicated him, the property analyst resigned from the chief executive's cabinet, making him the third to leave since July last year. The outcome speaks volumes about the political pressure on those holding public Office.7 Aug 2013 - 10:04am
"Many people share a xenophobic sentiment and think that our local culture will be weakened," said Lam in the pre-recorded interview. "I'm not afraid that because of an increasing number of incoming mainlanders, our city will become another [mainland-style] Chinese city."4 Aug 2013 - 3:56am 3 comments
Executive Councillor Bernard Chan says he is worried the government may face difficulty bringing in outside talent following Franklin Lam Fan-keung's resignation, but fellow executive councillor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee says she believes there are still many people willing to enter what she called "the hot kitchen".3 Aug 2013 - 4:45am
The city's top prosecutor yesterday agreed there was concern people might abuse the justice system for political purposes, but refused to say if he thought the Franklin Lam Fan-keung case was one such example.
Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos admitted it was a concern if people were motivated by other than a desire to ensure justice was being done.2 Aug 2013 - 3:51am 1 comment
Formerly a star investment analyst known for his accurate predictions, Franklin Lam was apparently unable to foresee that his political career - or at least the first chapter of it - would be so short.2 Aug 2013 - 3:51am 1 comment
Executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung quit yesterday, even though the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute him over allegations of misconduct in public office and offering illicit advantages.2 Aug 2013 - 3:47pm 5 comments
Since Leung Chun-ying became the chief executive a year ago, his administration has been plagued by an endless string of scandals, leading to the plummeting of its credibility, which has now hit rock bottom.26 Jul 2013 - 2:35am 11 comments
My college professor used to say, "My best advice in life is this: quit while you're ahead". It's great advice for people in every walk of life. But some of our politicians seem to live by a different adage, that of rapper MC Hammer: too legit to quit. Take Barry Cheung Chun-yuen and Franklin Lam Fan-keung, both being investigated for wrongdoing. Cheung finally resigned from his position as an executive councillor a week ago while Lam is on indefinite leave from Exco.3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am 2 comments