Legco elite hog limited-edition souvenirs Want a nice souvenir depicting a piece of Hong Kong history? Fancy a plastic folder with a picture of the Legislative Council building for HK$10, or perhaps recyclable carrier bags with the Legco logo for HK$10, or even a pewter plaque with the Legco building in relief for HK$600? Don't rush to queue up. They are among two dozen such items sold by the Legco Secretariat exclusively to legislators and secretariat staff. Legco insiders say some are set aside each year to provide items that can be given away to foreign politicians visiting Hong Kong, or when our politicians go on tour overseas. The schoolchildren and other visitors who regularly tour the Legco building will be able to buy Legco souvenirs in three years, when the legislature moves to its new premises on the Tamar waterfront. By then, however, the images of the historic building will have been replaced. Could this be a case of protesting too much? Sometimes, the best way to prove a rumour false - or at least make it go away - is not to give it too much attention. Executive Councillor Leung Chun-ying seems to have worked that out in dealing with suggestions he is a Communist Party member, although it took him some time. Mr Leung wrote a blog entry yesterday - his second on the topic - hitting back at a commentary in a Chinese-language newspaper which suggested that he was a party member. He asked why critics who could find no evidence of a person being a party member would nevertheless insist he was an 'underground' member. He then asked such critics what contributions they had made to the country. Then he apparently had second thoughts. By yesterday afternoon the item had been removed. Those who read the item before it vanished might feel moved to paraphrase Shakespeare: 'The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks.' Two out of three not bad for Legco laggard Perhaps spurred by this newspaper's revelation that he had the worst attendance record in the legislature in eight of the past 11 years, Timothy Fok Tsun-ting yesterday submitted policy address suggestions to the chief executive based on his functional constituency's concerns. In the brief document, Mr Fok said he felt duty-bound as the representative of the sports industry to say that not enough had been done to publicise the East Asian Games. Mr Fok's submission also included some suggestions on the arts and culture industry. No mention was made of the publication sector, which Mr Fok also represents. Calling all professional mentors Rather than sitting at home twiddling their thumbs during bad economic times, solicitors have been renewing their civic spirit by becoming mentors to schoolchildren in the Yuen Long district to guide them away from drugs. The Law Society yesterday organised a lunch for solicitors participating in the programme and the schoolchildren in a restaurant in Hong Kong Park, followed by a group photograph. So far, 93 students have signed up and 57 solicitors, 19 of whom are still young trainees, have become their mentors. However, with signs of an economic recovery on the horizon, yesterday's lunch also included representatives from other professional bodies. 'In case the solicitors get too busy again, we hope other professionals can also take part in our programme and be a mentor,' Law Society president Wong kwai-huen said.