Could Albert Ho miss court dates in Macau? With the Democratic Party planning to move a motion in the legislature to condemn Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah for barring some of its members from entering the city, party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said the blacklist appeared to have been sent by the Hong Kong government and more names had been added in recent weeks. This, he contended, could have an unexpected spinoff. Mr Ho, a solicitor, suggested that he might be refused permission to enter Macau, where he is due to represent Winnie Ho Yuen-ki against her brother, casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun in a series of cases. Albert Ho was admitted to hospital in 2006 after being attacked by three baton-wielding assailants at a fast-food restaurant in Central. He was also representing Winnie Ho in a case at the time. A Hong Kong government spokesman said the administration would not interfere with Macau's immigration procedures, after approaching the Macau authorities following the recent cases of refused entry. Light shed on the dark world of surveillance Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing yesterday gave a glimpse into the dark, lonely, secluded world of his role as commissioner on interception of communications and surveillance. Far from being an exotic spy, it was actually incredibly boring, he said. Although calling for the retention of certain recordings, he stressed that he wanted this to apply only to those that could be useful in determining whether legal professional privilege was in question. 'Sometimes I'm stuck there listening to a tape for half an hour, and then I have to know the context, so I listen to the hour before and the hour afterwards.' But most of the time this produced little other than questions on recordings such as 'Do you want to go for lunch', he said. In addition, he also had to face the ICAC, which was not always quick to comply with his every word. 'To be honest, I get very frustrated,' he said. 'To ask one question takes two to three weeks. And on the basis of their reply, I have to ask another question, which takes another two to three weeks.' How Stephen Lam weathered the storm Constitutional affairs chief Stephen Lam Sui-lung kept his cool during a five-minute tirade from League of Social Democrats chairman Wong Yuk-man during a meeting of the constitutional affairs panel where officials were accused of delaying democratisation. 'Some sparks flew. Some lawmakers were expressing their true emotions,' he said afterwards. His reaction left Mr Wong mystified. 'Are you a real person? Do you have any humanity left in you? Otherwise how can you keep cool after being criticised?' he asked. Anson Chan sets her sights on donations Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang once said she regretted not being able to see the true character of Stephen Lam when she was in the civil service. Now she has the answer. Yesterday, Mrs Chan launched 'operation light' - a joint initiative with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service to seek donations for subsidised cataract surgery for senior citizens, many of whom complained about the problem during her 2007 Legco by-election campaign. During her time as a lawmaker, Mrs Chan underwent surgery for cataracts. 'I have first-hand experience of the difficulties, but the operation is relatively simple and my vision significantly improved ... the benefits are so great, so this is a cause well worth helping out,' she said.