Rural leaders yesterday made a counter proposal for relocation of the Christian Zheng Sheng College, urging the government to consider several alternative sites before deciding whether to move the drug rehabilitation centre to Mui Wo. The move by the Heung Yee Kuk came as political support continued to rise for the centre to move into its chosen site in the Lantau village, with Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung becoming the latest top official to back the plan. Kuk vice-chairman and legislator Cheung Hok-ming said the organisation - which is sandwiched between residents' opposition and broad public support for the school's move - would come up with several alternative sites at a meeting today. 'Before finalising whether Mui Wo is a suitable site, the government must convince us why other alternatives were not appropriate,' he said. 'We have already identified several sites throughout the New Territories for the government to consider.' Declining to identify the sites, he said they were all vacant schools, similar in size to the New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Southern District Secondary School in Mui Wo, with good transport. 'I am confident we can convince the residents at those sites to accept the Zheng Sheng College, whose work we believe is a great contribution to our society,' he said. Mr Wong, who leads the government's Taskforce on Youth Drug Abuse, said yesterday 'the entire body of government officials' backed the school's move to Mui Wo and he hoped a resolution could be found on the relocation plan. Meanwhile, Democratic Party legislators Albert Ho Chun-yan, James To Kun-sun and Lee Wing-tat visited Zheng Sheng College at its present cramped quarters on Lantau to show their support. Bringing fruit and cakes, the legislators spent about an hour inspecting the bathroom, dorms and classrooms of the school before addressing the students. 'We are all in to support the school's move to Mui Wo,' Mr Ho told them. 'The conditions here make life difficult. You deserve a better school.' He said he would move a motion at the Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday to support the school's move to Mui Wo. He and party members planned to wear items of the school uniform to the meeting. He said he would urge the government to liaise with Mui Wo residents and provide more resources for the school. Student Li Tsz-ching, who was labelled a 'druggie' in the public consultation session on the school's move into Mui Wo last Sunday, said she was moved by the support received over the past week. 'I didn't feel good when I was in the consultation session,' she said. 'People were noisy. I was a bit daunted. But I have calmed down after finding that many people indeed support us after the consultation. I am grateful to them.' Fellow student Patrick Law Hin-yiu, 19, said: 'I understand that Mui Wo residents need a school for their children. But I personally think that we have a more urgent need because we have more than a hundred people in this small and dangerous premises. The living environment is a problem.'