The selection process for adjudicators on the Obscene Articles Tribunal should be open to all adults to better reflect the public's moral standards in the classification of indecent publications, the Youth Commission said yesterday. Facing rising concern over pornographic material in newspapers, the Government has proposed a new set of regulations for publications carrying indecent articles. Its think-tank on youth policy said yesterday it supported the principle but wanted the number of adjudicators for hearings extended. Under the current proposal, the tribunal will adopt a jury system for the selection of adjudicators. 'If the Government wants to listen to the public's opinion on moral standards, the number of adjudicators should not be limited to the Judiciary's list of jurors,' said Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, a member of the commission. There are 270,000 people on the list, mostly university graduates because of the requirement of a certain level of English in court. Mr Wong, a lawyer, said the Government should not ignore the general public. 'When talking about moral standards, I think we should hear the voices of more people,' he said. Wilfred Lam Kwok-hing, a fellow commission member, added: 'There are more than six million people in Hong Kong. We should not limit the selection of adjudicators to these 270,000 people. Anyone who is interested in the job should have an opportunity.' But Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Alan Siu Yu-bun said the Government's proposal already meant a huge increase in potential adjudicators. The consultation period for the proposals ends on June 19.