CE mourns Tong Wai-ki

January 19, 2022

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Hong Kong Taoist Association Chairman Tong Wai-ki.


She said Mr Tong was held in high regard, adding that he had been committed to promoting the Taoist religion and Chinese culture and actively participated in social services and charitable activities, making significant contributions over the years.


He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.


“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Tong. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and the Taoist community,” Mrs Lam noted.


Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Nip and Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung also expressed deep condolences over the passing of Mr Tong.


Mr Nip commended Mr Tong for dedicating his life in promoting the Taoist religion and uniting the Taoist community while actively participating in charitable services and talent nurturing.


Noting that Mr Tong had actively taken part in charitable activities and social services, Mr Yeung said he also made significant contributions to education.


“Being one of the major school sponsoring bodies in Hong Kong, the association is operating five secondary schools, five primary schools and four kindergartens with the mission of bringing up students with both ability and integrity.


“Numerous talent have been nurtured over the years,” the education chief added.

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