Legislation to spell out civil and criminal liabilities linked to the Y2K problem was unnecessary, the lawmaker representing the information technology sector said yesterday. Sin Chung-kai of the Democratic Party said he would amend a motion on legal problems associated with the millennium bug to be moved next week. Tsang Yok-sing of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong will urge the Government to examine if there is a need for such legislation. Mr Sin said stronger publicity and education were needed so people would understand their rights and the means to claim compensation if they suffered losses due to the bug. But he said it was unnecessary to enact legislation or to set up a special tribunal for small-claims litigation relating to the bug as channels for legal action already existed.