Such a mess

I HAVE no intention of wasting your valuable column space on the question of Filipinos messing up Central.

However, there is one point I would raise in answer to Fung Ping-kwan's letter of June 17. I pass through the Statue Square area quite early every Sunday morning and regularly observe up to 50 hawkers in the vicinity - 65 per cent from Southwest Asian countries, 35 per cent Chinese and less than five per cent Filipino. The latter group appear to be almost solely confined to selling pesos or foodstuffs to their own country people. The mess left by these hawkers contributes to the conditions complained about by your correspondents.

Incidentally, action by officers from presumably Urban Services has greatly improved this situation in the past six months.

J. WILSON Kowloon