The Equal Opportunities Commission yesterday opened its doors to complaints about discrimination. But there was criticism that the commission had been too slow and passive in taking up its mandate. After four months of refusing to take a position on individual cases of alleged discrimination, commission chairman Dr Fanny Cheung Mui-ching said yesterday that she was ready to investigate complaints - but only those not related to employment. 'We are now ready to take up the responsibility of implementing the non-employment-related provisions in the [Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination] Ordinances,' she said. Complaints about job discrimination would have to wait until the end of the year, she said. Dr Cheung defended the commission's record, saying it could not act before because the laws against non-job-related discrimination only took effect yesterday, and provisions related to employment at the end of this year. Democratic Party legislator Dr John Tse Wing-ling said that since a large part of the commission's work was public education, not litigation, it should have made its views known on individual cases.