Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien, a former senior official sitting on the pre-July 1 Legco with the highest count of votes, says it is too early to count her out after a year away from the political scene. 'I STILL want to work for Hong Kong. I am loyal to the city,' Libby Wong said from her home in Auckland, New Zealand, where she is helping to look after her newborn granddaughter. Mrs Wong was born in China and came to Hong Kong at age 10 and spent more than 50 years here. 'I do not hold a New Zealand passport for the sake of political reasons. It is just because my husband is a citizen in New Zealand. 'I can still contribute in the political arena.' She might run in Urban Council polls next year. 'Hong Kong is my home,' she said. Ousted from Legco last year, Mrs Wong did not run in the first SAR Legco election in May as candidates in geographical constituencies must not have foreign right of abode. Only legislators in 12 functional constituencies are allowed foreign right of abode. Mrs Wong said the restriction was unfair. 'I feel like being treated as a foreigner at my home. 'All the 60 seats should be returned by universal suffrage and they should all be barred to have foreign right of abode. I would not object to relinquish my passport in such case. I just found the present arrangement is very unfair and discriminatory.' The restriction will still apply for the 2000 polls, and Mrs Wong said she may relinquish her New Zealand passport then. She believes she will have a greater chance of electoral success then, when 24 seats will be directly elected. She said it was a shame none of her former colleagues had sought her advice. 'No one from the Government has sought my views during the year when I was ousted. I have experience in elderly welfare. No one asked me on that.' Only the administration wing of the Chief Secretary for Administration's Office had written to acknowledge her views on the Justice of the Peace system. 'Anyway, once you are out, you are very out. The grassroots people are warm to me but the officials are apathetic to their former colleagues.' Mrs Wong has had plenty to keep her busy in the past year. She has been writing a novel, called Master of My Own House, which she plans to publish in 2000. It is about taking control of one's own destiny.