Patrick Lau Sau-shing -- Clueless?

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    Patrick Lau Sau-shing -- Clueless?

    I'm sure the amount spent on Donald Tsang renovations is justified .. after all, he is the CEO of Hong Kong and...

    But! Is this guy clueless?

    Legislator Patrick Lau Sau-shing, who represents the architecture, planning and surveying sector, said it was a "trivial" amount.

    "Look at ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs even forced people to build pyramids like slaves. The renovation at Government House is just a trivial matter."

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    Even Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, wouldn't come up with that lol


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    these politicians are just aiming to score some political points...even though the target may be off a thousand miles...personally, i think the cost is insignificant considering we only have one CEO for hk.


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    "Look at ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs even forced people to build pyramids like slaves."

    Worst of all, he's got his ancient history wrong. Most archaeologists now agree (after studies of workers' homes, diet and medical treatment) that the pyramids were most likely built by volunteers as a sort of pilgrims' community project.

    What are the chances of that approach working for Government House?


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    In todays news, someone else has proposed something pretty damn innovative. A suicide theme park...

    A Hong Kong official said one of the territory's tiny islands could make a killing with a novel theme park based on its unsavoury reputation as a suicide spot, a media report said on Tuesday.

    The morbid suggestion to create a ghost-town attraction where guests were dared to spend the night in "haunted flats" came at a meeting of local leaders on little Cheung Chau island.

    Councillor Lam Kit-sing said the island should capitalise on the grisly reputation of one of its holiday homes, where 20 people have taken their lives in the past eight years. Another five people attempted suicide there.

    Lam believes the macabre park could be an added attraction for the millions of people expected in the city when Hong Kong Disneyland opens in September.

    "A dirty spot yesterday will be an attraction tomorrow," he was quoted as saying in the South China Morning Post.

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    wouldn't want to have this last guy in charge of the WTC memorial project. as for the egypt reference, well, maybe we should throw Albert Speer in there? heh heh. people can be funny.


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    This place is so incestrous. I suppose he will get a job with one of the big property developers at some point.


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    >> who represents the architecture, planning and surveying sector

    Nah .. he owns a company that does a *lot* of business with the government and other property developers.

    Should add .. just like Haliburton works closely with Cheney and gang ... list goes on.