Fewer people satisfied with lawmakers' performance A quarter of respondents to a survey said they were satisfied with the overall performance of legislators, a drop of 6 percentage points from a similar poll taken in March. Slightly fewer - 23 per cent - said they were dissatisfied with lawmakers, the University of Hong Kong poll of 1,003 people found last week. It also found that 61 per cent were satisfied with the performance of PLA troops stationed in the city - up 4 points from March. Fewer people were satisfied with the police, with the satisfaction rate falling to 70 per cent, from 83 per cent last June. Macau and HK 'brothers' Hong Kong could benefit from a rapidly developing Macau because it brought about more investment opportunities and job offers for Hong Kong investors and professionals, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung said. Responding to a Legco motion debate on closer ties, Mr Lam said they were like brothers and people should think more about co-operation than competition. On track for wettest month If at least 25mm of rainfall is recorded today and tomorrow, this month will become the wettest on record, beating the 1,241.1mm recorded in May 1889, the Hong Kong Observatory said. By midday yesterday, the rainfall for the month had reached 1,216.3mm, beating the previous wettest June in 2001, thanks to the southwesterly winds and Tropical Storm Fengshen. Trade with Africa rises steadily Hong Kong and Africa enjoyed smooth and growing trade relations, with annual growth of more than 8 per cent in bilateral trade during the past five years, Director General of Trade and Industry Joseph Lai Yee-tak said. Speaking at a forum on business and investment opportunities in Africa organised by the China-Africa Business Council, Mr Lai said some sectors had recorded a significant increase in trade. For example, re-export of telecommunications equipment more than doubled last year, and rose almost 20 per cent in the first four months of this year.