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Govt denies treating Harrow generously


The government has dismissed allegations that it has given preferential treatment to Harrow International School.

Local newspapers have speculated that generous offers concerning rent and loans might have been granted under pressure from the Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, because of his son’s romantic relationship with the niece of the director of Harrow’s management company.

The school is being charged a nominal 1-thousand dollars in rent annually, for a site in Tuen Mun that is worth up to 1.4 billion dollars.

Legco’s Finance Committee has just approved a 270-million dollar loan – interest free – for Harrow to build its campus.

But the Undersecretary for Education, Kenneth Chan, said everything was above board and legal.

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