Selina Chow tops popularity stakes Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee is the most popular non-official executive councillor, according to University of Hong Kong quarterly polls, with an average rating of 56.9 out of 100. Second in the popularity ratings is Leung Chun-ying with 49 points, followed by Tsang Yok-sing with 47.9 points. All three councillors have been in the top five in the past four polls. Although David Li Kwok-po scored 55.4 and Cheng Yiu-tong received 50.9 in the latest poll, they managed to rank only fourth and fifth as they have only been in the top-five ranking three times. In the latest survey, Ronald Arculli scored 59.1 points, but he has been ranked in the top five only twice. New highways chief among new appointments Three senior civil service appointments have been announced by the government. Principal government engineer Wai Chi-sing will succeed Mak Chai-kwong as director of highways on Tuesday. Mr Mak was appointed permanent secretary for the environment, transport and works (Works) in September. Deputy Commissioner of Rating and Valuation Lo Hing-chung will assume the post of commissioner next Wednesday when outgoing commissioner Kenneth Pang Tsan-wing takes pre-retirement leave after 39 years with the civil service. Deputy Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services Ho Kwong-wai replace Roger Lai Sze-hoi as director when Mr Lai proceeds to pre-retirement leave after 25 years of service. HK$200m sought for route to Kai Tak development The government will seek Legco's support for an allocation of nearly HK$200 million to study the alignment of a route connecting West Kowloon to the proposed Kai Tak Development and the road network in Kowloon Bay. The cost has more than doubled the HK$99 million originally granted in 1998, an increase attributable to a 2004 Court of Final Appeal ruling imposing restrictions on reclamation. The expansion of the route from a two-lane to a three-lane tunnel has increased costs.