Hope policy is held unlawful

I AM writing to express my full support for Billy Fisher's letter headlined, 'Localisation policy unfair' (South China Morning Post, November 29).

I too have been angered recently by Michael Sze's comments in this paper and on television, regarding the Government's localisation policy.

As Mr Fisher pointed out, many 'local' civil servants who are being propelled to senior ranks with possibly no regard for ability or experience, are themselves citizens of Canada, the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand.

The countries mentioned would, of course, not discriminate against their own citizens, regardless of ethnicity.

I can only hope that the policy is held to be unlawful in the courts and I urge Royston Griffey and his hard-working colleagues in the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants not to give up the fight under any circumstances.