Lawmakers are being urged to form a select committee with the legal power to force former EOC chairman Michael Wong to explain the controversy that led to his resignation. The Civil Human Rights Front, a coalition of 40 human rights groups, said that under the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance, select committees could order any person to give evidence. Mr Wong has refused to appear at today's meeting of Legco's home affairs panel. He has only offered to outline his stance on the issue in a letter to Legco. The EOC will be represented at the meeting by five members of its board, including Raymond Wu Wai-yung, who originally recommended the retired judge for the EOC post. However, the coalition said it is Mr Wong who should explain the string of controversies surrounding the EOC. Christina Wong Wai-yin, a spokeswoman for the Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, said: 'Mr Wong would be the best one to inform the public about the controversies.'