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Paul Chan Mo-po

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.

Crack down on small-house ‘grey area’, adviser says

Hong Kong’s shortage of housing land should be addressed by tackling the “commercialisation” of village houses, not necessarily by making the homes taller, a government adviser said on Monday morning.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Hong Kong's land crisis justifies small-house review

Hong Kong's chronic land shortage justifies a review of the small-house policy for indigenous villagers in the New Territories, the development minister said yesterday.

It is the first time the new administration has touched on the sensitive issue.

20 Oct 2012 - 10:54am 3 comments

Land supply enough for years to come

The amount of vacant government land could be enough to support the city's housing supply for four years, the latest official figures suggest.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:06am

A bad week for … (October 7, 2012)

Paul Chan Mo-po

Hong Kong's embattled development secretary can seemingly do no right. Already embroiled in scandal after a company he was linked to was found to be letting out subdivided flats, Chan was reported to have driven a car after drinking a 500ml glass of beer. He has promised to co-operate with police.

 

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7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

Police to interview minister Paul Chan Mo-po over beer before driving

Police have launched a probe after Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po was accused of driving soon after drinking beer at a family lunch in Happy Valley on Tuesday.

The case is being classified as a "request for police investigation" and officers from a traffic unit are looking into it, according to a police source.

5 Oct 2012 - 3:59am 1 comment

Development chief Paul Chan to co-operate in drink-driving inquiry

The development secretary has volunteered to help police investigate a newspaper claim that he recently drove his car under the influence of alcohol, he said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Development Bureau criticised for not knowing land availability

The Development Bureau came under fire yesterday for being unable to give details about how much of its vacant land was available for housing. On Saturday, bureau chief Paul Chan Mo-po told a chaotic public forum that it had 2,100 hectares, of which 1,200 was designated for building village houses. But yesterday the bureau could not say exactly how much of this would be available for building flats. One source close to the bureau said the figure was less than 400 hectares.

25 Sep 2012 - 9:29am 2 comments

Minister tells forum plans for New Territories new towns will go ahead

A public forum on government plans to develop new towns near the border with Shenzhen descended into chaos yesterday but left officials determined to push the scheme through.

At a fiery open-air consultation in Sheung Shui attended by 6,000 people, many chanting and waving banners, Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said the project would not be shelved.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am 3 comments

Divisions among villagers over new towns give ministers hope

Yesterday's chaotic scenes over government plans to redevelop nearly 800 hectares of land in the northeastern New Territories may have handed hard-pressed government officials a chance to balance the account after losing the first big battle of the new administration, over national education.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am

Lax checks on ministers' integrity undermines government

How ministers perform their duties and conduct themselves in public office has an impact on confidence in government. While it is the chief executive's job to pick the best brains for the positions, he relies on a good mechanism to ensure officials possess good character and do not bring the government into disrepute.

23 Sep 2012 - 12:31am 1 comment