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New RTHK boss appointed

Friday 09 Sep 2011
Hong Kong’s government announced today that Mr Roy Tang Yun-kwong will take up the post of Director of Broadcasting at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) on 15 September 2011.

The post was vacated by Mr Franklin Wong Wah-kay upon completion of his service contract in February.

The Secretary for the Civil Service, Denise Yue, said, “Mr Tang is a seasoned Administrative Officer with rich experience in public administration and proven leadership and management skills. I have every confidence that he will continue to serve the community with professionalism and dedication in his new capacity, and ably lead RTHK to meet the challenges ahead.”

Mr Tang, 47, who’s currently Deputy Secretary for Labour and Welfare, dismissed criticism that he lacks experience in broadcasting and insisted that RTHK would maintain its editorial independence.

The Hong Kong government earlier conducted an open recruitment exercise but could not identify a suitable candidate to fill the Director of Broadcasting post.

Nevertheless, the announcement said that it remains the government’s intention to groom officers from within RTHK for advancement to senior positions of the department in accordance with the established mechanism.