Paul Chan Mo-po is Hong Kong's Secretary for Development. An accountant and the former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), he was appointed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the resignation of Mak Chai-kwong following a housing allowance scandal. In July 2013, Chan was accused of a conflict of interest when it was revealed that he or his family had an interest in a plot of land in the New Territories that the government had plans to develop.
Pan-democrat legislators have failed in their bid to invoke special powers to investigate development minister Paul Chan Mo-po over a conflict of interest row involving a farmland owned by his family.Friday, 4 October, 2013, 7:52pm 5 comments
Pan-democrat lawmakers will press ahead with a move to grill a top government minister at the centre of a conflict of interest row using special legislative powers - despite the fact it is doomed to fail.
Pan-democrats want to question development minister Paul Chan Mo-po over his ownership of farmland in Kwu Tung that could become more valuable under a plan for a new town.2 Oct 2013 - 11:54pm 2 comments
Earmarking sites in country parks for housing - an idea raised by Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po in his blog early this month - may have some attractions. But it also has big drawbacks.25 Sep 2013 - 1:58pm 2 comments
Politicians and bureaucrats have an uncanny ability to solve one problem by creating a bigger one elsewhere. We must thank development minister Paul Chan Mo-po for providing a classic example of how this can be done.14 Sep 2013 - 2:45am 1 comment
A long-term housing strategy consultation document released recently proposed building 470,000 units over the next 10 years. Sixty per cent would be public housing flats; the remainder private.13 Sep 2013 - 2:42am 14 comments
Hong Kong government officials have long suffered from a malignant combination of agoraphobia and chlorophobia - a terror of open spaces coupled with an irrational fear of the colour green.10 Sep 2013 - 2:47am 18 comments
The city's scandal-hit development secretary has, for the second week in a row, studiously ignored the controversy surrounding him in his weekly blog.12 Aug 2013 - 5:20am
Beleaguered Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, who has lost all credibility after a string of scandals, received treatment at a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident last Sunday. He suffered slight injuries.9 Aug 2013 - 2:31am
Lawmakers say new guidelines concerning conflict of interest involving ministers are flawed because they fail to stipulate penalties for a failure to comply.8 Aug 2013 - 4:14am
New conflict-of-interest guidelines mean Hong Kong ministers will have to take into account the business interests of family and friends to avoid being drawn into scandals.8 Aug 2013 - 8:18am 15 comments