Leaders of a local townsmen’s organisation have called on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to grant them seats on a committee that will enjoy broad powers to influence the city’s politics under a Beijing-decreed overhaul.In a letter sent to Lam last week, the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organisations expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to exclude it from the newly expanded 1,500-member Election Committee despite the contributions of community…

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