Tung Chee-hwa is under immense pressure to revamp his team to help restore confidence. That will be easier said than done. Yesterday, Executive Council member Cheng Yiu-tong said Mr Tung could consider disbanding the cabinet. Trade and Industry Minister Henry Tang Ying-yen said this was merely Mr Cheng's personal view. Then government sources sought to clarify the matter by saying any reshuffle would not be done hastily. Tsang Yok-sing of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) also sought to tone down remarks he made on Monday that he was reviewing his Exco role. He said he would not make any 'dramatic decision'. The moves to dampen expectation of an imminent reshuffle followed a flurry of speculation about a disbandment of Exco after the resignation of Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun. His move cast serious doubts on the effectiveness of the ruling coalition. With a combined bloc of 18 votes from the Liberals and the DAB, the Tung team was able to secure a comfortable majority. There are no indications Mr Tung is prepared to invite democrats to sit on Exco. His cancellation of a meeting on Monday on the national security bill with a group of 22 pro-democracy legislators speaks volumes about his paranoia. Sharing power with them is the last thing Mr Tung and the conservatives in Hong Kong and Beijing want - even though it could significantly enhance the authority and legitimacy of his leadership. The most the chief executive seems prepared to do is to bring in some new faces with a good public image and high credibility to join Exco. To relieve political pressure and rebuild public trust in the next stage of the Article 23 process, Mr Tung may consider a small-scale reshuffle and appoint a minister with a moderate image to 'soft-sell' the legislation. A government source said last night: 'Given Mr Tung's style, there won't be an early decision. Let's also bear in mind his emphasis on unity and the policy of putting the economy first.' The head of the One Country Two Systems Economic Research Centre, Shiu Sin-por, who is close to the central government, said a revamp would be of limited benefit.'The government should strengthen its political work. Beijing has not wavered in its support for Mr Tung. If you think he has failed, you need to be sure someone will do a better job. Even some pro-Beijing people are saying that Mr Tung should go. It's not realistic,' he said.