The Citizens Party urged the pro-democratic camp and public yesterday not to overlook amendments to the municipal councils and district boards in view of the strong protests against the Public Order and Societies ordinances. Party chairman legislator Christine Loh Kung-wai condemned the proposal to add appointed seats and re-appoint all incumbent councillors for the provisional district bodies as 'virtually wiping out all traces of elected representation on those bodies'. Ms Loh commented 'I hope that the public outcry over the other amendments will not cause the three bills on the municipal councils and district boards to be overlooked. 'They represent a significant milestone in dismantling of our democratic institutions and should not be allowed to go forward quietly,' she said. The Secretary for Policy Co-ordination, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, moved the Municipal Councils and District Boards ordinances for first and second readings at the provisional legislature last Saturday.