Some newly appointed ministers are undoubtedly political novices, but they might be experts when it comes to property investment, their property records published yesterday by the government show. New labour and welfare chief Matthew Cheung Kin-chung outnumbered other ministers with nine properties, including flats, shops and offices. The former veteran civil servant owns one flat and a car parking space with his wife for personal use in Central and Western District. His wife also owns a flat for personal use in the same district, and five flats and a shop leased out in Eastern District. She has an office that is leased out in Central and Western District. Under the rules, cabinet members and their spouses must declare directorships and investments. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has three properties. They are registered for personal use - two flats in Wan Chai and one in New York. His records come as a stark contrast to his predecessor, Henry Tang Ying-yen. Mr Tang, now chief secretary, still puts his shares in a family business under a trust to which his father is the trustee. Home Affairs Secretary Tsang Tak-sing has two flats for personal use in Central and Western District. He also co-owns a holiday house with his family in Dongguan . Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung declared a vacant flat in Macau co-owned with his wife. He also is a member of the Jockey Club, the Dynasty Club and the Sand River Golf Club, the government records show. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has two properties in Cambridge, England, one for lease and one for personal use. She also has a house for lease in Suzhou. Environment chief Edward Yau Tang-wah has a property for personal use in Wan Chai. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah has the least to declare. She has two flats in Yam Tsim Mong, one of which she owns with her husband.