Retiring Director of Housing Fung Tung said he learnt a valuable lesson from the former governor, Murray MacLehose, who was known for helping the needy. Mr Fung, who served in the Housing Department for 36 years, will retire on July 1 at 60. Director of Trade Tony Miller replaces him. In his farewell remarks, Mr Fung praised Lord MacLehose for building the first housing estate in Hong Kong, in Shekkipmei. 'I was impressed by the questions he asked and his determined character in helping vulnerable people. I was touched by his sincere attitude,' said Mr Fung who was then a housing assistant. He recalled that in the 1960s only a family of six sleeping in one bed was eligible to apply for housing. 'Public housing was social relief then. People could die if no help was offered. Nowadays it has developed into a customer service, and we are helping clients to help themselves.'