Rimsky Yuen submits resignation, reports say

Local | 21 Dec 2017 11:35 am

Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has tendered his resignation as the Secretary of Justice and he will be succeeded by senior counsel Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, local media reported, citing sources.

Cheng, 59, is known as an arbitration specialist with a distinguished record of public service for which she was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2011.

She has been chairing the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre and Air Transport Licensing Authority.

In 2008, Cheng was elected chairwoman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - the first Asian woman appointed to the post.

Quoting government sources, Sing Tao Daily, the sister daily of The Standard, reported that Cheng had agreed to succeed Yuen only after repeated lobbying by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

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