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  1. Civil servants can be too inflexible, says Sarah Liao

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong Ex-minister says she was dissuaded against achieving some of her goals Civil servants are 'smart' and 'devoted' but some may need to be more proactive and learn to think out of the box, says Sarah Liao Sau-tung, who has just stepped down as secretary for environment, transport and works. Speaking of her experience ...

  2. Ducking and weaving on the road to uniformity

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Elaine Wu The transport minister and her departing commissioner both insisted yesterday that the change at the top of the department had been planned long ago and had nothing to do with the May 9 traffic chaos. But the impression of a rift between the two remained, with both Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung and Commissioner ...

  3. Parting shot

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sarah Liao Sau-tung, departing environment, transport and works secretary, says civil servants must learn to think out of the box. Do you agree that our officials need to show more initiative? Write to us. ...

  4. Clean air's price

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are you willing to pay up to 9 per cent more on your electricity bill as a price for cleaner air- as Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung has suggested? Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Pollution solution

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Environment minister Sarah Liao Sau-tung says there are limits to what Hong Kong can do to improve its air quality. With cross-border pollution, there is 'an unlimited volume of work', she said. What would you do? Write to us ...

  6. Frosty reception upsets officials

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Is the Legco chamber colder than government energy-saving rules allow? That was the question posed by several legislators after repeated complaints from top officials- the latest being environment, transport and works chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung- about the place being like a freezer. No, insists Legco secretary-general Ricky Fung Choi-cheung, the air-con is set at 22 to 23 ...

  7. Bureaus at odds over green land swap

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A proposal to build a Buddhist centre and columbarium in a Tai Po valley rich in dragonflies and butterflies has sparked a row between two government bureaus. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung last month wrote to Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, asking the government to support the project amid strong opposition from lands and planning ...

  8. Bookworm poll

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung recommends the novel Wolf Totem, written by Jiang Rong, at a ceremony to launch the 'My Favourite Ten Books' poll yesterday. Dr Liao said although she seldom had time to read books, Wolf Totem had been so fascinating she 'forgot about sleeping and eating' while reading it. Forty-four ...

  9. Liao: government can not legislate to stop Hunghom Peninsula demolition

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.42pm: Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said on Thursday the government could not ban the demolition of Hunghom Peninsula- even if it amended the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance. The response came after environmental groups called on Dr Liao to exercise her power under the ordinance to veto ...

  10. The Talk

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's Commitment to the Environment Sarah Liao Sau-tung, Hong Kong's Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, speaks about environmental protection and how Hong Kong is combating air pollution, water quality and waste disposal. Tomorrow, 12.45pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members), HK$180, includes lunch. ...




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