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CE meets Sin Fong Garden residents, promises justice

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Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On met with Sin Fong Garden residents yesterday and promised them a fair and just handling of the case including identifying the legal responsibility for the cause of the incident that left hundreds of people homeless.
Chui and several senior officials including Lau Si Io, the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, met with four Sin Fong representatives at government headquarters yesterday for about one and a half hours, during which the residents talked about their current situation and asked the government to help them redevelop the building at its current location. Some inhabitants also wanted to be given temporary shelter in the vacant affordable housing estates. The government did not give an immediate response to the residents’ requests; instead, Chui told them that the authority would handle the issue in accordance with the law, including identifying who is responsible for the damage caused to the building. He asked residents to remain patient and calm for the results of the initial investigations expected tomorrow, in order to decide on what follow up is needed.
Government engineers have already inspected at least 70 flats in the building under the company of residents returning inside to retrieve some of their belongings. But no immediate inspection results have as yet been announced. Due to the limited supply of rooms in the city, some residents have even had to switch from one hotel to another depending on booking conditions. 

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