Torch relay switch defended by home affairs chief Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said yesterday the decision to change the location of the finale of Saturday's East Asian Games torch relay from TVB City in Tseung Kwan O to Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai had been agreed by himself and the Games' organising committee chairman, Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, after government officials who attended the organising committee suggested the change. Mr Tsang also denied accusations that the government had lacked political sensitivity in arranging for a publicly funded event to be held in the studio of a private television broadcaster. Fewer satisfied with government performance, survey shows Fewer people are satisfied with the government's performance compared with last month, an opinion poll by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme found. In a telephone survey of 1,020 respondents taken between Tuesday last week and Monday 32 per cent said they were satisfied with the administration's overall performance, down four percentage points from July. Another 28 per cent said they were dissatisfied, up four percentage points from last month. The margin of error was plus or minus three percentage points. Median income still falling Median monthly household income in Hong Kong fell from HK$18,000 in the first quarter of the year to HK$17,500 in the second. It has been shrinking since the third quarter of last year. Median monthly income for women fell from HK$8,900 in the first quarter to HK$8,500 in the second, while the figure for men remained at HK$12,000. Police arbitration call rejected The chief executive has rejected a police staff petition for formal arbitration over the government's decision on the civil service pay adjustment. Senior civil servants stand to have their pay cut by 5.38 per cent and other bands to have their pay frozen. Police staff association representatives wrote to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen last month, urging him to consider arbitration on their pay row disputes.