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.
Lawmakers remained unconvinced yesterday after development minister Paul Chan Mo-po's wife said that if she wanted to stockpile land with development potential in the New Territories she would have bought more than one plot in 19 years.Tuesday, 30 July, 2013, 7:22am 16 comments
Waving tree branches they took from their villages to symbolise the love of their land, the villagers pledged they would defend their homes at all costs.29 Jul 2013 - 6:02am
It's time for ministers to realise they should quit when they can no longer do their job properly and have become a more of a liability than an asset to the government they serve.29 Jul 2013 - 6:02am
"To be, or not to be, that is the question". This famous opening line of the soliloquy by Hamlet may be adapted with some variation to Paul Chan Mo-po, the trouble-plagued development secretary. He faced an equally tough choice the past week: "To stay, or not to stay, that is the question".29 Jul 2013 - 6:02am
To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God". The quote rolled off the tongue of development minister Paul Chan Mo-po last week as he tried to defend his honour and work at the Legislative Council.29 Jul 2013 - 6:02am
Development chief Paul Chan Mo-po should answer all the questions over the ownership of land in the New Territories that has sparked concerns about a conflict of interest, the Legislative Council president said yesterday.28 Jul 2013 - 3:50am
The organisers of a protest tomorrow calling for development minister Paul Chan Mo-po to step down say a police request for them to arrange marshals to maintain order is unreasonable. They refused to commit to providing at least 30 marshals for the rally, as required in a letter issued by police yesterday.27 Jul 2013 - 9:54am 4 comments
Lawmakers vowed yesterday to "paralyse" the Development Bureau after its controversy-plagued chief, Paul Chan Mo-po, ignored a Legislative Council motion calling on him to step down.27 Jul 2013 - 5:27am 9 comments
The non-binding motion urging the Secretary for Development to step down, moved by People Power’s Albert Chan Wai-yip, was passed by the Legislative Council’s development panel with a vote of 11 to 7. It managed to pass despite the absence of seven pro-government lawmakers.
26 Jul 2013 - 4:29pm
A lack of clarity over whether Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife, Frieda Hui Po-ming, still hold an interest in 18,000 sq ft of farmland in Kwu Tung is raising fresh doubts about his credibility.24 Jul 2013 - 5:45am 2 comments