Friday, May 29, 2015   

Government slammed over land row
(08-07 13:22)

The government has been accused of taking a too narrow view of what constitutes a conflict of interest. That comes after the Lands Department said there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by one of its assistant directors, Anita Lam, who bought up farmland in Yuen Long , near a site earmarked for a new town.
Ms Lam oversees the administration of the area, and had input to a land-use review that ultimately led to the new town plan.

She bought 13 plots of agricultural land in Yuen Long with her surveyor husband soon after the government announced the review. She has approval to build four houses there and now stands to make a sizeable profit.

Albert Lai - from the Professional Commons thinktank - told RTHK that on the face of it at least, this appears to be a clear conflict of interest. --RTHK   
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