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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.


More questions raised over Franklin Lam's flat sales

Franklin Lam

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.

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 4:23am

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

The Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect C Y Leung.

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

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

We now learn from the Franklin Lam affair that even a tame Exco is not consulted over vital policy matters until decisions have been taken.

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

Estate Agents Authority examines Franklin Lam flat sales affair

Franklin Lam

The Estate Agents Authority is examining whether irregularities were involved in the controversial sale of flats owned by Executive Councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung.

The move came after it emerged that the buyer of one of the properties was understood to be unaware of Lam's alleged offer of extra commission to the agent.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Goodbye consulates, and please just keep on going

Companies are no longer defined by national borders.

Consulates forced to move out of Central

SCMP headline, October 31  

Back many centuries ago national governments (or what passed for them) had a problem when they wanted to talk to each other - no phone, no fax, no Web, no e-mail, no SMS, no satellites, no cable, no post office, no nothing.

6 Nov 2012 - 4:53am 4 comments

Franklin Lam takes leave of absence from Exco amid flat sales row

Franklin Lam

Franklin Lam Fan-keung yesterday took leave of absence from the Executive Council amid suspicion that he used inside information to boost his profits from the sale of two flats.

Hours before the announcement, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor had come out in defence of Lam, dismissing calls for his resignation because the matter "did not involve a conflict of interest".

4 Nov 2012 - 4:24am 3 comments

A Bad Week for … , November 4, 2012

Franklin Lam Fan-keung

Franklin Lam Fan-keung

4 Nov 2012 - 3:36am

Franklin Lam to take leave of absence

Franklin Lam Fan-keung. Photo: Nora Tam

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Saturday accepted a request for leave of absence from beleaguered executive councillor Franklin Lam Fun-keung.

3 Nov 2012 - 6:04pm 1 comment

Franklin Lam faces quit calls as ICAC probes flat sales

Lam Fan-keung

Embattled executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung is believed to have come under investigation by the ICAC as he faces mounting calls to resign from the government's top body of policy advisers.

In the span of a week, the furore over Lam's alleged profiting from the sale of properties on insider news and offer of an "extra commission" to his property agent has escalated.

3 Nov 2012 - 8:42am 2 comments

Contradictions over flats sale could force Lam to quit, says analyst

Avery Ng Man-yuen, of League of Social Democrats, leaves ICAC headquarters after making a statement in the Lam case. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Contradictory claims made by executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung in defending himself against allegations of insider trading failed to clear up doubts about his conduct and could force him to step down, according to a political analyst.

3 Nov 2012 - 3:34am

Franklin Lam 'rejected offer HK$1m higher for flat'

Franklin Lam sold two flats

Executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung rejected an offer that was about HK$1 million higher than the price he finally accepted for one of his Mid-Levels flats, a property agent who approached Lam told the South China Morning Post.

2 Nov 2012 - 3:13am 3 comments

Franklin Lam should not be government adviser

Since taking office, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been facing a credibility crisis and an endless string of scandals. Photo: Simon Song

Since taking office, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been facing a credibility crisis and an endless string of scandals. As a result, he is the least credible chief executive since the handover.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:36am 4 comments

Exco convener comes to Lam's rescue amid property allegations

Executive Council Convenor Lam Woon-kwong. Photo: Felix Wong

The Executive Council’s convenor came to the rescue of an embattled colleague on Thursday, saying Franklin Lam Fan-keung could not have benefited from advance knowledge of government property measures when he sold two flats last month.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am