When in HK do as the Romans

WE are dismayed to learn that the Chief Secretary has confirmed that the Public Records Office will be moved to an industrial building in Tuen Mun despite opposition from researchers, academics and the entire In-House Committee of the Legislative Council.

Industrial areas by their very nature are more hazardous than urban locations as witnessed by several recent explosions.

As far as accessibility is concerned, recent letters to the Editor would indicate that the 430,000 inhabitants of Tuen Mun are not satisfied with available transport.

Tuen Mun Highway and Castle Peak Road are notorious traffic bottle-necks and the ferry to Central is often subject to long queues.

It seems the Romans had more understanding than the present Hong Kong Government: ''To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of humanlife, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history.'' ROSEMARY LEE BEVERLEY HIRSCHEL Mid-Levels