Man Mo Temple Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Chapter: 154 MAN MO TEMPLE ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 30/06/1997


To make provision for the Man Mo Temple Fund.
(Replaced 4 of 1971 s. 12)


[5 June 1908]


(Originally 10 of 1908 (Cap 154 1950))

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Man Mo Temple Ordinance.
(Amended 5 of 1924 s. 6)


Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Tung Wah Group of Hospitals" (東華三院) means the corporation continued by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Ordinance (Cap 1051). (Replaced 4 of 1971 s. 12)

Section: 3 Man Mo Temple Fund 34 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


The Man Mo Temple Fund shall be used for the following objects-
(a) to provide for the upkeep of the Man Mo Temple and the maintenance of the customary religious

observances thereof;
(b) to keep the buildings belonging to the Man Mo Temple Fund in good repair and to alter, add to, pull

down or rebuild any of the said buildings;
(c) to develop or re-develop any property belonging to the Man Mo Temple Fund either by pulling down

any existing premises or structures and rebuilding thereon or in any other manner as the Tung Wah
Group of Hospitals see fit; (Amended 13 of 1986 s. 2)

(d) to maintain schools in Hong Kong for children of Chinese race;
(e) to assist any charitable or philanthropic institution of benefit to the Chinese community of Hong Kong;

and
(f) to apply, with the approval of the Chief Executive, any part of its income for the purposes of any

hospital managed or administered by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, or for or towards the building
of any new hospital to be managed or administered by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. (Amended
34 of 1999 s. 3)

(Replaced 7 of 1958 s. 3. Amended 4 of 1971 s. 12)

Section: 3A Powers of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals 34 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals as manager of the Man Mo Temple Fund may do all such things as are
calculated to facilitate, or as are incidental or conducive to, the carrying out of the objects of the Man Mo Temple
Fund, and may for that purpose-

(a) with the approval of the Chief Executive, acquire, take on lease, purchase, hold and enjoy property of
any description and sell, let, license, surrender, exchange, partition, yield up or otherwise dispose of or



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deal with the same for the benefit of the Man Mo Temple Fund; (Amended 34 of 1999 s. 3)
(b) develop or re-develop any property belonging to the Man Mo Temple Fund either alone or jointly with

other persons;
(c) enter into any contract;
(d) with the approval of the Chief Executive, borrow and raise money in such manner and on such

securities or terms as it thinks expedient, and for that purpose charge, mortgage or pledge all or any
part of the property of the Man Mo Temple Fund; (Amended 34 of 1999 s. 3)

(e) engage any professional or expert person to advise it on any matter.
(Added 13 of 1986 s. 3)


Section: 4 Regulations L.N. 362 of 1997;

34 of 1999
01/07/1997



Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


The board of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals may by regulation provide for their procedure in the transaction
of business under this Ordinance and generally for all matters relating to the administration and discipline of the Man
Mo Temple and the Man Mo Temple Fund: (Amended 13 of 1986 s. 4)

Provided that a copy of such regulations shall be furnished to the Chief Secretary for Administration, and every
such regulation shall be subject to disallowance at any time by the Chief Executive in Council. (Amended L.N. 362 of
1997; 34 of 1999 s. 3)

(Amended 50 of 1911 s. 4; 43 of 1912 Schedule; 4 of 1971 s. 12)

Section: 5 Keeping of books of account, etc. 34 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


The board of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals shall-
(a) keep a separate account of the Man Mo Temple Fund and cause proper books of account of such fund

to be kept, which shall be open during the first month of each year of the Chinese calendar to the
inspection of any person interested therein, and at any time to the inspection of any person whom the
Chief Executive in Council may appoint in that behalf; and (Amended 34 of 1999 s. 3)

(b) within 1 month after the expiration of every year of the Chinese calendar, transmit to the Secretary for
Home Affairs a true statement of the assets and liabilities of the Man Mo Temple Fund and an account
of its receipts and disbursements during the previous year; such statement shall include a schedule of
all messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments, mortgages and other investments included in the fund,
and such statement shall, if required, be verified by 2 members of the board of the Tung Wah Group of
Hospitals.

(Amended 43 of 1912 Schedule; 5 of 1924 Schedule; 24 of 1950 Schedule; 4 of 1971 s. 12; L.N. 67 of
1985; L.N. 262 of 1989; 47 of 1997 s. 10)


Section: 6 Provision for repeal of Ordinance in certain cases 34 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


In case it is at any time shown to the satisfaction of the Chief Executive in Council, that the Tung Wah Group of
Hospitals has ceased or neglected or failed to carry out in a proper manner the objects and purposes of this Ordinance
or to fulfil the conditions thereof or that sufficient funds cannot be obtained by voluntary contributions or otherwise to
defray the necessary expenses of maintaining the said temple, or that the Man Mo Temple Fund is insolvent, or in case
the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals shall cease to exist as a corporation, it shall be lawful for the Government to
introduce a bill into the Legislative Council for the purpose of repealing this Ordinance:

Provided that 6 months' notice of the Government's intention to introduce such a bill into the Legislative Council



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shall be previously given to the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals unless it has ceased to exist as a corporation.
(Amended 50 of 1911; 21 of 1912 Schedule; 4 of 1971 s. 12; 34 of 1999 s. 3)


Section: 7 Disposal of property in case of repeal of Ordinance 34 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


In the event of the repeal of this Ordinance, all the property and assets of the Man Mo Temple Fund shall
become vested in the Government, subject to the rateable payment thereout of the just debts and liabilities of the said
fund to the extent of such property and assets and in such manner as may be provided by the repealing Ordinance or
by any order to be made in that behalf by the Chief Executive in Council.

(Amended 50 of 1911; 12 of 1912 Schedule; 34 of 1999 s. 3)

Section: 8 Saving 34 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 34 of 1999 s. 3


Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect or be deemed to affect the rights of the Central Authorities or the
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Basic Law and other laws, or the rights of
any body politic or corporate or of any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance and those
claiming by, from or under them.

(Amended 20 of 1948 s. 4; 34 of 1999 s. 3)

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