Government response to VF queries

Post Date: May 17th, 2012 | Categories: Advocacy | COMMENT

Panel on Security (Agenda) 8 May 2012
Meeting on Tuesday, 8 May 2012, at 2:30 pm
in Conference Room 1 of the Legislative Council Complex

Revised agenda as at 4 May 2012

I.Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting

(2:30 pm – 2:35 pm) LC Paper No.  CB(2)1868/11-12
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)1869 /11-12 on 3 May 2012)
Minutes of meeting on 3 January 2012

II.Information paper issued since the last meeting

(2:35 pm – 2:40 pm) LC Paper No. CB(2)1804/11-12(02) (issued on 23 April 2012)
Response to the queries raised by Mr Cosmo BEATSON, Executive Director of Vision First, about the subsidy of the Government to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees provided by the Administration

“Hence, there is no question of the Government subsidizing the UNHCR
in Hong Kong or allowing the latter to remit funds overseas”

W H Chow for Secretary for Security



  1. Chibu

    We appreciate what you do for us, Cosmo, even when it looks so small. It’s a hard job to caring for poor people who have many many troubles and worries. You do it with a smile and with a patience every day. You must have your family, your worries, your problems, but you want to care for ours. Caring for the poor people is the most hard work in the world as many don’t know how behave, how thank you. We pray the government will change their ways and understand we come to Hong Kong to save our life, not to be sent back again. Thank you VF !!!!!

  2. Nigel M

    That’s a significant achievement. Vision First spoke out for the voiceless and achieved a tangible result. The administration is now aware of the UNHCR goals and how their financial objectives do not match those of local refugees. Thank you for raising awareness. Let’s hope the government will take the appropriate action now.