Early signoff from the administration

Central Station | May 19, 2017
The SAR's youngest undersecretary will be gone from his job before his government contract ends on June 30.

Revealing departure plans yesterday, undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs Ronald Chan Ngok- pang, 35, says he's off to the United States and Harvard University to read public administration for a master's. The course begins in late June.

Chan's resignation takes effect on June 28, but he will be on leave after June 16.

Such timing will not affect his bureau's work, Chan said. "I've been making plans for my further education since the middle of last year," he added, dismissing speculation his departure was linked to developing shape of the cabinet coming in from July.

After working mainly on elections and constitutional matters, he added, he hopes to gain experience in other areas.

Before taking his present job in 2015, Chan had been political assistant to Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi- yuen since September 2012.

His first job in an SAR administration came in 2010 as a special assistant in the Chief Executive's Office, a post for which he quit his seat in the Southern District Council and the New People's Party.

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