Principal officials in Hong Kong have provided more information on their assets and property in their declaration of interests this year. An academic said this was a sign that they are more sensitive to public concern about conflicts of interest in light of the car scandal surrounding former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung. In the latest government records released yesterday, the officials have provided detailed information on the land and buildings they own and declared the nature of businesses they are involved in. Not only do they give information on the location of their buildings, they also specify whether they are for their own use or are leased out. Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping last year declared a '50 per cent partnership of medical practice Hong Kong Eye MDs'. In this year's record, not only does he specify the company as a 'professional partnership of medical practice', he also makes it clear that he has 'no direct control over the daily operation of Hong Kong Eye MDs and no financial interest in it'. 'The 'Cargate' scandal has aroused the public's concerns with the principal officials' declaration of interests system,' said Anthony Cheung Ping-leung, of City University's Department of Public and Social Administration.