Sino Land agrees to play by the rules at Palazzo Sino Land has reassured the Real Estate Developers' Association it will follow its guidelines when its residential property The Palazzo in Fo Tan goes on the market this week. The Estate Agents' Authority said on Monday it was investigating possible misconduct by agents handling the sale of flats in The Palazzo, a luxury development jointly built by Sino Land and the MTR Corporation. The agents were said to have accepted deposits before the formal sale period begins. Two agents also promoted the property without the developers' consent. The association's secretary general, Louis Loong Hon-biu, yesterday said it had called a meeting with Sino Land on Monday at which the developer confirmed it had not granted consent for agents to accept deposits before the sale begins. It told the association it would follow sales guidelines. Tourism Board seeks repayment The Hong Kong Tourism Board has demanded that former executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah respond by tomorrow to its claim for a medical insurance premium repayment of more than HK$140,000. A board spokesman said it had sent Ms Chong an e-mail yesterday to make the request. Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun had said it could take legal action if she refused to repay the sum, which it arranged for her and her family in excess of her entitlement. Office politics key, survey finds Recognition, clarity about management expectations of an employee and office politics most affect job satisfaction, a survey by two City University professors found. They interviewed 607 full-time workers in Hong Kong aged 18 or above between March 18 and April 15, asking them to consider seven factors that could affect job satisfaction. HK Olympic torch on eBay An 'original' Olympic torch said to be in Hong Kong is up for sale on eBay's Hong Kong website but no one had placed any bid by last night - two days before the auction ends. The seller set a starting bid of HK$150,000 and a buy-it-now price of HK$200,000.