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Sir Rogério "Roger" Hyndman Lobo, CBE, JP (15 September 1923 - 18 April 2015) was a Hong Kong-Macanese businessman of Portuguese and Scottish descent and was an active philanthropist and politician in Hong Kong.
Lobo was a member of the Urban Council, Executive Council and Legislative Council. He was famous for his Lobo Motion in Legislative Council of Hong Kong during the negotiation of the future of Hong Kong between the United Kingdom and the PRC in early 1980s.
Lobo's father, Pedro, moved from Portuguese Timor to Macau between late 19th century and early 20th century. He settled in Macau and married Branca Hyndman, the great granddaughter of Scottish-born Colonel Henry Hyndman, who served in the British East India Company at Bengal and whose son Henrique settled in Macau either in the late 18th or early 19th century. Pedro José Lobo was a famous and important businessman, politician and philanthropist of Macau.
Rogerio Lobo married Margaret Mary Choa; they had five sons and five daughters, as well as 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Lobo was appointed as a member of the Urban Council on 1 April 1965. He was a member of the Executive Council between 1967 and 1985, the Legislative Council between 1972 and 1985 (the Senior Unofficial Member between 1980 and 1985) and the Urban Council between 1965 and 1978.
On 14 March 1984, Lobo tabled the famous Lobo Motion in the Legislative Council:
|“||This Council deems it essential that any proposals for the future of Hong Kong should be debated in this Council before any final agreement is reached||”|
Other public services
Lobo participated in many public services in Hong Kong, including the Civil Aid Service, of which he became the commissioner in 1977, and was also appointed as the head of Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority.
Honours and awards
Lobo was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1972 and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1978; he was knighted as a Knight Bachelor in 1984. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by The University of Hong Kong in 1982.
- Forjaz, Jorge. Familias Macaenses. Macau: Instituto Portugues do Oriente, 1996; ISBN 972-9440-60-3
- Obituary: Sir Roger Lobo, Hong Kong lawmaker who sought transparency on pre-handover talks, South China Morning Post, 21 April, 2015
- Macau-born Roger Lobo dies at 91, Macau Daily Times, April 22, 2015
- Political Change and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Hong Kong, Ian Scott, University of Hawaii Press, 1989, page 210
- CE saddened by death of Sir Rogério Hyndman Lobo, Government Information Centre, Hong Kong, April 21, 2015
- 115th Congregation (1982) The Hon Rogerio Hyndman LOBO Doctor of Laws honoris causa
- Urban Council, Urban Council Annual Report, 1974
- Forjaz, Jorge. Familias Macaenses. Macau: Instituto Portugues do Oriente, 1996. ISBN 972-9440-60-3.