Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will resume the tradition of attending live television media forums on Wednesday night to promote his policy address. The chief executive has not attended post-policy address panel discussions on television since he became chief executive in 2005. A government source said Mr Tsang decided to attend the forums, to be hosted by four television stations, because he wanted to engage in more direct dialogue with the public. 'There has been some criticism in certain quarters that the chief executive has had less contact with the public since his election last year,' the source said. 'Mr Tsang wants to change that public perception and seize the opportunity to promote his initiatives in the policy address.' Journalists from the broadcasters and members of the public will have opportunities to quiz Mr Tsang on his policy blueprint. His predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, started the tradition of attending post-policy address panel discussions on television in 1997. But Mr Tung stopped attending such events in 2003, instead asking his ministers to explain his policies for him.