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Franklin Lam Fan-keung

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.


Exco has been losing power and authority since handover, says Legco chief Tsang

Jasper Tsang's suggestion follows last week's resignation of Exco member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, who is being investigated by police in connection with his failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange. Another Exco member, Franklin Lam Fan-keung, has been on indefinite leave of absence since November after coming under investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 12:07pm 5 comments

Exco's Franklin Lam backs off suing Apple Daily

Executive Councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung has decided not to sue Apple Daily for an article that said he was biased against migrants - a claim the paper has admitted was untrue.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Criticism of government must be based on fact

The Apple Daily newspaper was recently obliged to issue a front-page apology to executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung, after wrongly claiming that he had admitted discriminating against people from the mainland. In fact, not only was the story not true, it was the exact opposite of what Lam had actually said.

7 Jun 2013 - 11:42am 2 comments

What the local media says, January 19, 2013

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Golf carts on park patrol: blatantly flouting law for years

19 Jan 2013 - 2:08am

Talking points

Lawmakers will discuss the controversy surrounding Executive Council member Franklin Lam Fan-keung's sale of two luxury flats just before the government announced extra measures to cool the housing market. Lam has been granted leave of absence from his role as a member of the government's top advisory body in the wake of the controversy.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:52am

More questions raised over Franklin Lam's flat sales

More questions have been raised about executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung's property dealings after it emerged that a flat he sold in Mid-Levels involved no property agent or commission.

A solicitor said it looked suspicious, but one explanation was that Lam sold the Casa Bella flat 14C to a friend without going through an agent to save the 1 per cent commission.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Leung Chun-ying should act promptly on problems not of his making

The new administration is clearly stumbling despite some evidence of good intentions on the part of Leung Chun-ying and the hard work by Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. But it is important at this time to separate poor decisions by them from problems inherited from the previous regime.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am 4 comments

City Digest, November 17, 2012

Two policemen face misconduct charge

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Naive Lam Fan-keung lost in the political woods

In his 20 years as a property analyst, Franklin Lam Fan-keung was known as a "super-bull" for his knack of producing spot-on assessments. But his judgment has been lacking recently in the china shop of politics.

12 Nov 2012 - 6:28am

Franklin Lam case raises doubts about Exco role

Let us assume for one moment that Franklin Lam Fan-keung, the most recent of the scandal-hit government appointees, has a perfectly believable story, namely that when selling two properties just before new measures were announced to cool prices in the residential market, he had no prior inside knowledge of these measures despite being a member of the Executive Council.

10 Nov 2012 - 12:56am