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All quiet on the eastern front 

Addy, a reader of this blog, asked today if Dr Chong Yan Chong had written back to us at the Medinge Group about the possible appropriation of the Brands with a Conscience name. I am saddened to report that we have heard nothing from the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing, which does not paint it in a particularly good light. It almost seems hypocritical that it would be giving awards supposedly for , yet cannot respond to a charge that it has acted unethically in naming its awards.
   I am sure that ’s London office—as the matter was serious the letter was issued from there—would have alerted me to any response, since I guess I am the Group’s de facto law guy. I will check today, just to be sure.
   I am also saddened to report I have heard nothing from the British High Commission—not even an acknowledgement of my letter. Yes, I escalated my case to a formal , addressed to the High Commissioner, HE George Fergusson.
   The letter is a recent development and I am willing to give the High Commissioner a bit more leeway, considering he and I attended the same school—and I did let him know that I was a major supporter. (My name is not only on the honours’ board, but a plaque listing sponsors of the school’s rebuilding.)
   Right now I am unimpressed with it all. People do not write letters for leisure much—in an email age the formal letter is far more important than it once was.
   The next step in the case of inaction by HM Government is to get the Foreign Secretary, then the media, in on the act. It’s enough to make you wish that the 鬼佬 were still running the colony. As for HKIM, we shall see, as it is not my decision alone.
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Sorry to hear about that. I always believe such acts of "convenient silence" is an admission of guilt.

I mean, seriously, how busy can they be, to take a few minutes to address your concern(s), or at least send a response acknowledging your email receipt with a promise to address it within a comfortable time period in the future.

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