Minutes of a crucial EOC meeting, at which the fate of operations director Patrick Yu Chung-yin was discussed before his dismissal, will be released to the Legislative Council, the board of commissioners decided yesterday. Sources also said the Home Affairs Bureau would announce the new chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission within the next two weeks. Since the beginning of the row over Mr Yu's dismissal - which led to the resignation of commission chairman Michael Wong Kin-chow last month - what transpired at the September 18 meeting has been a major point of contention among members of the board and Mr Wong. Mr Wong issued a statement claiming he had the backing of board members in firing Mr Yu, who was appointed by Mr Wong's predecessor, Anna Wu Hung-yuk. But several board members later denied authorising the sacking at the meeting. It later emerged that Mr Yu had been offered compensation for rescinding his employment contract two days before the September 18 discussions. At a board meeting yesterday, members voted to release a summary of the minutes to Legco's home affairs panel, which meets next week. Board member Chan Yu said she was pleased with the decision since it set a precedent for the EOC to become a more transparent and accountable body, in light of the controversies that have eroded its reputation in the past couple of months. But Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai warned the government that if it named a former civil servant to head the commission it would again raise serious questions about the government's commitment to the EOC's independence. Former deputy director of social welfare Patricia Chu Yeung Pak-yu is reportedly the frontrunner for the post.