Hong Kong basketball hero slam dunks new role on area committee, alongside tycoon’s son and daughter of businesswoman and ex-beauty queen

Arnaldo Ho, son of late casino king Stanley Ho, basketball hero Yung Kam-wah and Fiona Tong, daughter of Isabella Kau, Miss Hong Kong 1982 runner-up among those appointed to new-look area committees.


The new faces include Arnaldo Ho Yau-heng, son of late Macau casino king Stanley Ho Hung-sun, Fiona Tong Pui-yan, daughter of Isabella Kau Hung-ping, a businesswoman and runner-up in the 1982 Miss Hong Kong beauty contest, and former Hong Kong basketball player Yung Kam-wah, nicknamed “Asia’s three-point king shooter”. A political commentator from a Beijing loyalist think tank on Tuesday said the new line-up could boost the profiles of the three committees and the home affairs chief added she was confident the fresh members would contribute to the security and happiness of the public. The latest recruits are part of the 2,999 members of the “three committees” appointed by the city government to work with the 18 district councils, overhauled by Beijing to ensure the “patriots only” ruling principle.

The government said as the new committee members started their two-year terms on Monday that it hoped the committees and the district councils would improve their collaboration. Newcomers made up almost a third – 977 members – of the committees. The new faces also included Hong Kong energy giant CLP’s chief corporate development officer Quince Chong Wai-yan, Gilly Wong Fung-han, the chief executive of the Consumer Council, and Allen Shi Lop-tak, a former president of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association.

At least five members are from ethnic minority groups, including three candidates who lost out in the district council geographical constituency elections �.