Nearly 60 per cent of people agree the government should set up an independent commission to investigate the case of a Nepali man who was shot dead by a policeman last month, a survey has found. Seventy-one per cent said the government should provide more training to police officers and staff of other government departments to assist them in handling matters involving ethnic minorities. Fifty-one per cent felt Hong Kong had racial discrimination problems. Of the 539 people who took part in the Democratic Party survey from April 4 to 8, 55.8 per cent agreed the government should set up an independent commission to investigate the death of Dil Bahadur Limbu, 31. He was shot dead on a hillside in Ho Man Tin on March 17 when he allegedly attacked a constable with a chair during an ID check. Democratic Party vice-chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said the government should seriously consider setting up an independent commission to investigate. 'The government can invite a judge or barrister to be the chairman of the independent commission, so as to conduct a fair and just investigation instead of allowing the police force to investigate itself,' she said. Ms Lau said she hoped that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen would address the issue. Lawmakers and NGOs will raise the issue in New York in August at a meeting of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The shooting came as the government is drafting guidelines on the promotion of racial equality. The Democratic Party said the guidelines should follow the standard of Britain's Race Equality Scheme and be extended to all bureaus and departments, instead of focusing only on services such as health, education, vocational training and employment. The survey indicated that people were ambivalent on the issue of how the city addressed members of ethnic minorities. Some 55 per cent of respondents believed that ethnic minorities who worked and lived in the city were accepted by the public and able to integrate into society, but 67 per cent admitted that Hongkongers did not understand the needs and situations of minorities, Ms Lau said. The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and Unison, a group that supports ethnic minority rights, yesterday called for guidelines on promoting racial equality to be incorporated into the Police General Orders and the Police Procedures Manual, so that any officer who violated the guidelines could be subjected to disciplinary proceedings.