TO help Sir Hamish Macleod tackle the agony of being attacked by legislators on his failure to draw a plan for checking property speculation, may I suggest the following: All local properties be sold to Hong Kong residents only. All property transactions less than six months from the date of purchase should attract a 75 per cent duty on the transaction price. J. LEE Pokfulam All property transactions less than 12 months from date of purchase should attract a 50 per cent duty on the transaction price. Company-registered properties not be permitted for resale within 12 months of purchase unless the company declares dissolution (on legitimate grounds) and the property is sold by auction. I trust the above arrangements will not affect genuine property buyers and that all sensible citizens share my thoughts. Unless Sir Hamish has some unspeakable difficulties, the feasibility of these proposals ought to be examined carefully.