Tung Chee-hwa was told yesterday not to get involved in deciding who sits on the Selection Committee now that he has declared his interest in running for chief executive. Liberal Party leader Allen Lee Peng-fei and pro-China legislator Chan Yuen-han, both of whom are running for seats on the committee, said failure to do so would result in a conflict of interest. As a vice-chairman of the Preparatory Committee, Mr Tung will preside over a meeting to pick the final 408 candidates for the 340 seats up for grabs in the Selection Committee. The remaining 60 seats have been allocated to local delegates to the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. 'He must not take part in the selection process. With such a sensitive position, he has to consider his role very carefully,' Ms Chan said. But independent legislator Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee said: 'The whole system is not a real election. People of Hong Kong are not allowed to choose. We know very little of Mr Tung as a candidate.' One unionist legislator, Lee Cheuk-yan, said: 'It's unreasonable for a candidate for the post of chief executive to have a right to elect the candidates for the Selection Committee. This is the most ridiculous thing in the world.' Another unionist legislator, Leung Yiu-chung, said: 'I don't think he is decisive enough. From refusing to admit, to considering and seriously considering, he still has not made a decision.' But Preparatory Committee member David Chu Yu-lin praised Mr Tung for his integrity.