DAB's website a step ahead of endorsements When you embarrass the most powerful political party in Hong Kong, one with good relations with Beijing, what can you do? Apologise, and apologise again. That's what the internet contractor for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong had to do, after making a mockery of the 'D' in DAB. Its candidates for the functional constituencies were not supposed to have been endorsed until Tuesday, but the list of all candidates, including Ip Kwok-him as its candidate for the district councils functional seat, was uploaded to the internet on Monday, undermining the endorsement procedure. The uploading was hardly a mistake - the DAB officially launched the website with much fanfare on Monday. Nevertheless, DAB chairman Tam Yiu-chung said the internet service company's disclosure of information was a case of 'inappropriate timing'. 'The company has sent us two apology letters, saying they had been negligent and indiscreet in handling the matter. We have given them a warning,' he said. Lawmaker's magic ways appear to pay off Anyone who has been to DAB lawmaker Choy So-yuk's home will know she is a keen amateur practitioner of fung shui, and when it comes to elections, she always gets it right. The timing of yesterday's formal launch of her Hong Kong Island campaign was carefully calculated according to auspicious factors, as well as the requirement for candidates to wear yellow. Whatever spells were cast seemed to have an immediate effect, with good news arriving as the campaign team was setting up the launch. Former Democratic Party member Lai Chi-keong had just handed in his nomination form - a move that could rob Democrat candidate Kam Nai-wai of a significant number of votes. Young candidate gets pop-star welcome Journalists covering the Legislative Council election thought for a moment that they were in the wrong place when they found a group of placard-holding teenagers shouting 'Hak-kan! Hak-kan!' in a cafe yesterday. Surrounded by about 20 fans, this Hak-kan was busily signing autographs on his posters, which presented an image of him bouncing, with a slogan 'Youth is power'. However, it wasn't Canto-pop singer and actor Hacken Lee Hak-kan, but DAB candidate for New Territories East and former special assistant to the chief executive Gary Chan Hak-kan, 32. 'I'll put up these posters in malls and other places popular among young people, while the traditional version with the DAB team will be seen in fresh pork shops and the like,' the youthful candidate said. Heung Yee may kuk his goose Indeed, Mr Chan may need all the publicity he can get now that he is faced with a potential loss of support from the Heung Yee Kuk and the defection of supporters from his party to the Liberal Party ticket. One of the most vocal critics of the DAB during Tuesday's stormy Heung Yee Kuk meeting happened to be Brian Kan Ping-chee, who said: 'All the political parties treat the Heung Yee Kuk like fools, except the Liberal Party.' Mr Kan's son, Terry Kan Wing-fai, is listed second on the Liberal Party ticket competing with Mr Chan.