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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.

Scuffles break out at Sheung Shui forum

Scuffles broke out on Saturday during an open-air forum among opponents and supporters of a controversial government plan to develop three new towns in the north-east New Territories.

Saturday, 22 September, 2012, 6:38pm 3 comments

Public Eye

Having lost all moral authority, Chan simply has to clear out

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Chan's tough fight to regain trust

Just days after he has been appointed to replace a scandal-hit predecessor, development minister Paul Chan Mo-po has landed himself in hot water too. Chan and his wife have been accused of making handsome profits by subdividing properties into tiny units for lease - a common practice that sometimes breaches building and safety rules.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Don't forget real victims of flats scandal

The news media has a field day exposing the scandal over subdivided flats involving the family of development chief Paul Chan Mo-po. The government has gone into damage-control mode. Chan and his wife are busy trying to salvage his political career.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:55am

Paul Chan should fall on his own sword

As Freddie Mercury used to sing, another one bites the dust. Just days after his appointment as development secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po finds himself at the centre of an investigation by his own inspectors. It's alleged that two of the properties - illegally subdivided for lease to multiple tenants - are owned by a company controlled by his wife and her family.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:57am

Who said it?

I only worry that if he is to join the government, will the civil servants give him their full support

Lawmaker Chan Kin-por, on the challenges fellow legislator Paul Chan Mo-po (above) will face if he joins the government

I think, as far as human rights are concerned, it's time for us to look at the reality

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Foes unite over audit crime bill

A law to hold auditors criminally liable if they fail to declare a company's accounting problems is set to pass after the city's two largest political parties yesterday said they backed it.

The 2,000-page Companies Bill, being debated in the Legislative Council, aims to modernise the outdated Companies Ordinances.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I will actively consider the appointment if I get the invitation and serve my best

Lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po, tipped to be deputy financial secretary in the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying

His warmth can be deceptive. He speaks sweet words and can be open and trusting; there is also that coolness

4 May 2012 - 12:00am