Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, on his family member's investment in old buildings at a media session today (August 3):
Reporter: Mr Chan, are you and your wife aware of these sub-divided flats? And, do you think that the issue is going to affect your work at the Development Bureau?
Secretary for Development: We were not aware of this until we received enquiries from the media. As to my work in the Bureau in terms of enforcement, I have just explained in my opening address, the Buildings Department will take their enforcement actions in accordance with prevailing practice and policies which would not afford any special treatment to anybody no matter he is a celebrity or a senior official.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Friday, August 3, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:59