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Stars unite to kick-off Selina Chow's Legco bid

Emily Tang

Thursday, August 26, 2004

A celebrity football team of entertainers turned out on Wednesday to

kick-start the election campaign of Liberal Party vice-chairwoman

Selina Chow.

Among them were master showman Michael Hui, singer-actor Kenny Bee,

Cheung Kwok-keung and the multi-talented Natalis Chan who is as well

known for his hairstyles as for his acting. Chow, of course, is no

stranger to show business, having started out as a weather girl before

climbing the ranks to become director of Asia Television and then

moving into politics.

Her friendship with the four celebrities dates back 30 years.

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Deserting her conservative business suit, Chow got into the spirit of

the campaign by donning a bright yellow T-shirt and sneakers as she

joined the footballers on the field together with election partner

Kenneth Ting. The sweltering heat did not deter the 60 or more

volunteers on the sidelines from enthusiastically cheering and waving

their "thundersticks" as the election candidates and the celebrity

players scored "goals".

"The campaign has been tiring and hard but we are happy," said Chow.

"We have had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life,

something we did not get to do in the confines of the Legislative

Council."

Despite her long involvement and experience in politics, Chow is

making her election debut in a geographical constituency, having been

the wholesale and retail sector representative in Legco since 1995.

Her "old friends", however, were confident she would be returned on

September 12.

"I am here today not because of the Liberal Party but because I fully

support Chow," said Chan, whose hair was dyed blond for the occasion.

"It is outdated to elect someone who just keeps arguing. If I were

living in Kowloon East, I would vote for Chan Yuen-han (of the

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong) but absolutely

not for Albert Cheng." He refused to say for whom he intended to vote

in his own constituency.

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