Tsang brothers team up on Tamar project It is an open secret that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is extremely keen to see the new government headquarters complex at the Tamar site get off the ground. Now, with the selection of a Gammon-Hip Hing joint venture for the project, his brother is also a major stakeholder. Former police commissioner Tsang Yam-pui is executive director of New World Service Holdings, of which Hip Hing Construction is a member. Both are under the umbrella of New World Development. Aside from his management expertise, pundits are suggesting the younger Tsang's police background could be a big help in security aspects of the complex, a matter dear to the government's heart. If all goes smoothly, the new headquarters could emerge as the joint signature project of the Tsang brothers when it is completed in 2011. The choice of the joint venture's towering, arch-shaped design, known as The Door, was announced on Tuesday. Former security minister drops hints Officially, former security minister Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is sticking to the standard 'no decision yet' answer when asked about her plans to run in the Legislative Council election next year. But clues to her intentions came in the form of Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai's announcement on Tuesday that she - surprise, surprise - would not seek election in her Hong Kong Island seat. 'We share a lot of commonalities - single parents, women ... we came from the same schools', said the not-yet-announced candidate. 'I hope alumni who support her will also support me.' If that wasn't clear enough, she also dropped a broad hint that she would prefer the island seat to the Kowloon West one she had been rumoured to be eyeing. 'I'm a Hong Kong Islander. I was educated on Hong Kong Island: St Stephen's Girls' College and HKU. My family members and friends live in Hong Kong Island. I was born in the Hong Kong Sanatorium hospital [in Happy Valley]. Why do people say I will parachute [into Kowloon West]?' Doctor poised to re-enter limelight Former dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of Hong Kong Lam Shiu-kum is bracing for a return to the media limelight next week. Dr Lam and his wife have invited friends and peers to an 'office-warming reception' for their new practice, Care & Care - Centre of Alimentary Research Education & Care - at a Central office tower. Dr Lam has kept a low profile since he resigned over a private billing scandal in March. Kwok Ka-ki, who represents doctors in Legco, said he had not yet received an invitation, but he and his medical alumni planned to drop some surprises at the inaugural party in the form of a cryptic congratulatory note. Chief executive watching his words Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan has come up with an intriguing theory to explain why Mr Tsang and his team have labelled the democrats 'the opposition' rather than referring to the party by name. Now that democracy has been hailed as 'a good thing' even on the mainland, he said the government did not want to be construed as 'anti-democracy' when it bashed the democrats.