EXPATRIATE Fred Tromp gave 14 years' service to the Government, only to be sacked because he was not born Chinese. On Friday, he was given notice his career was over, to be replaced as the Environmental Protection Department's assistant director in charge of air and noise pollution in nine months. 'I've given 14 years of loyal service,' he said. 'I helped set up the department and it has been a daunting task to make the environmental improvements we have. 'This policy which evicts people from the civil service has put me out of a job and robbed the department of 20 years' experience.' Mr Tromp, 48, was prevented from transferring to permanent terms when his contract came up for renewal in June. Mr Tromp, an Australian who now also holds a BDTC passport, stopped short of calling the localisation policy racist, but only just. 'Part of the community as a whole feels expats don't belong here and that we should go and not make a fuss. 'But Hong Kong is a civilised place with a legal structure and its Government should not throw people out because of the colour of their skin. In this respect Hong Kong is backward in its thinking.' Mr Tromp was one of the expat civil servants who sought the judicial review of the localisation policy. When he transferred from expat to local terms a year ago, the Government warned him he risked being demoted under the localisation rules if they could find someone to replace him. On Friday they told him they had. 'They finally got me,' he said, admitting the whole ordeal had taken its toll. 'Mentally it's been tough. It has affected my family and could affect my son's education as my contract finishes in the middle of his A levels. The worst feeling is that you're not wanted.'