2011 / 11 / 18
I am delighted to be able to let you know about the public forum on the need for archives legislation for Hong Kong that is being co-organized by the Archives Action Group (AAG), together with the Faculties of Arts, Law and Social Sciences and the University Archives of the University of Hong Kong.
The forum, titled ‘Saving Hong Kong’s Public Records’, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on 24 November 2011 at the Council Chamber, 8/F Meng Wah Complex, the University of Hong Kong.
They have a distinguished panel of speakers – Margaret Ng (Member of the Legislative Council), Christine Loh (CEO of Civic Exchange), Peter Cunich (Professor of History, University of Hong Kong) and Vincent Wong (radio and talk show host) – and members of the audience will be asked to participate in a question and answer session after the presentations.
The moderator for the event will be William Waung, spokesperson of AAG and a retired judge of the High Court.
I hope very much that you will be able to join the forum. The issue is one of very real concern for the good governance of Hong Kong and the future of our documentary heritage. Recent revelations by the media regarding the destruction of government records in connection with the relocation of the Office of the Chief Executive and the policy bureaux to the new Central Government Complex at Tamar highlight the urgent need for action on archives legislation.
As they expect a large response to this event and seating is limited, do register now on the University of Hong Kong’s website at the following link:
I look forward to seeing you all there!