Kam Nai-wai

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Kam Nai-wai
MH
甘乃威
Kam Nai Wai.jpg
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
1 October 2008 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by Yeung Sum
Succeeded by Sin Chung-kai
Constituency Hong Kong Island
Personal details
Born (1960-11-01) 1 November 1960 (age 56)
Hong Kong
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater City Polytechnic of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Occupation District Councillor

Kam Nai-wai MH (Chinese: 甘乃威; pinyin: Gān Naǐweī; born 1960, Hong Kong) is a founding member of the Democratic Party,[1] and a member of Central and Western District Council.[2] He is also a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Geographical constituency, Hong Kong Island). His profession is as a social worker and he is a director of an IT company.

Kam served on the former Urban Council and district councils from 1995.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2007, Kam planned to participate in Hong Kong Island by-election, 2007 after the former chairman of DAB, Ma Lik, died of colon cancer. He later withdrew from the election process, denying that it was under pressure from fellow democrats who feared splitting the vote with Anson Chan.[4] He won praise for his support for victims of the Lehman minibonds saga in 2008.

In the 2008 Hong Kong legislative election he won the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency seat for the Democratic Party.

Views, policy positions and Legco voting[edit]

In June 2010, he voted with the party in favour of the government’s 2012 constitutional reform package, which included the late amendment by the Democratic Party – accepted by the Beijing government – to hold a popular vote for five new District Council functional constituencies.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kam is married to Candy.[3]

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References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Ng
Alexander Chang
Member of the Central and Western District Council
Representative for Sheung Wan
1994–present
Incumbent
New constituency Member of the Urban Council
Representative for Central
1995–1997
Replaced by Provisional Urban Council
New creation Member of the Provisional Urban Council
1997–1999
Council abolished
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Yeung Sum
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Sin Chung-kai