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Samsung light on the torch-bearers

Want to be one of the Olympic torch-bearers? You can nominate yourself, or someone you feel is worthy enough to run with the torch, for one part of the relay to Beijing next summer. As one of the major corporate sponsors, Samsung Electronics is now holding a public nomination campaign for Hong Kong and Macau citizens to take part. They're looking for 'role models' who have achieved or contributed in a way that matches the earnest theme - to 'push the limit for better life'. If you're a do-gooder, or know one, send an inspiring story of about 100 words with a photo of the person by mail or online at www. The deadline is September 28.

Ten shortlisted individuals will then be the subject of a public vote to determine the two final selections. Yes, only two torch-bearers will be selected in this way, which is a bit thrifty on Samsung's part considering it is apparently entitled to select 1,500 torch-bearers worldwide. No doubt, the bulk will be offered to their own people, clients, celebrities and high profile VIPs, but come on, surely they can offer more than just two spots for Hong Kong and Macau? Don't be so cheap.