Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends the opening ceremony of the MTR’s high-speed railway to mainland China in September last year. Even though the MTR Corp is majority-owned by the government, and four senior officials and three retired senior officials sit on its board, officials have not been able to steer the corporation back to its original charter focused on providing public transport services for the overall benefit of the community. Photo: Edward Wong
Regina Ip
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Regina Ip

Carrie Lam must take on the MTR corporate behemoth to protect Hong Kong public interest

  • A deal made four decades ago, letting the company delve into property development to finance its rail lines, has evolved over the years into a poor bargain for Hong Kong people. The government has the authority to correct that

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends the opening ceremony of the MTR’s high-speed railway to mainland China in September last year. Even though the MTR Corp is majority-owned by the government, and four senior officials and three retired senior officials sit on its board, officials have not been able to steer the corporation back to its original charter focused on providing public transport services for the overall benefit of the community. Photo: Edward Wong
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