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EOC Chairperson's term of office extended to end of March 2013

     The Government announced today (January 15) the extension of Mr Lam Woon-kwong's term of office as the Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) to March 31, 2013.

     The existing term of office of Mr Lam will expire on January 31, 2013. To ensure the continuation of effective leadership at the EOC to perform its functions of working towards the elimination of discrimination and promoting equal opportunities in accordance with the four anti-discrimination ordinances, the Government has invited Mr Lam to accept an extension of his appointment as Chairperson of the EOC from February 1, 2013, to March 31, 2013, both days inclusive, and this was agreed by Mr Lam and the Chief Executive.

     "We are pleased that Mr Lam has accepted the invitation to extend his appointment as the Chairperson of the EOC for two months until the assumption of office by his successor," a Government spokesman said.

     "The recruitment process of the post of the Chairperson of the EOC is still ongoing and at its final stage. Mr Lam's successor will be announced after completion of the recruitment process," the spokesman added.

Ends/Tuesday, January 15, 2013