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  1. Brickbats and bouquets for ex-security chief

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... What a paradox it was for the flamboyant ex-security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee to spend the last day of her 28 years of service in the government as a guest of top-ranking officials ... at Chek Lap Kok airport on Thursday night. Back at the Central Government Offices, pictures provided by her former colleagues show her office flooded with bouquets from the public since she ...

  2. Legco security guards to triple on Tamar move

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The number of security guards used by the legislature will triple when its new headquarters opens on the Tamar site in September next year. Pauline Ng Man-wah, Legislative Council secretary general, said the sheer size of the new building, which will be four times the size of the current one in Central, warranted a bigger security presence. Legco staff said Chief ...

  3. Beijing envoy backs security law decision

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A senior central government envoy in Hong Kong said Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration was right to defer introducing a national security law. Li Gang, a deputy director of Beijing's liaison office, praised Tsang for setting up the Community Care Fund to help the needy, and said he did not believe the move was intended to help Chief ...

  4. Administration is not ready for security laws

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... security legislation so long as they are convinced that the executive which implements these laws is accountable, committed to free expression even when it is critical, and committed to open ... on the statute books for those offences would merely exacerbate concerns. It is not the people who are not ready for national security legislation, but this administration. ...

  5. Beijing official unaware of any move to resurrect security bill

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung A senior Beijing official in Hong Kong said he was unaware of any plans to revive national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law, amid ... Journalists Association- an ice-breaking event and the first time a senior Beijing official had been invited as a guest- Hao was asked to comment on speculation that attempts to enact a security law ...

  6. Security law vital for city, says aide

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... It would be regrettable if national security legislation was not completed during Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's expected second term as chief executive, a mainland drafter of the Basic Law ... Committee under the National People's Congress Standing Committee, set out six conditions, including national security legislation, that Hong Kong must meet before it could achieve democracy. ...

  7. Security bill 'a privilege'

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung People should regard the enactment of a national security law as a privilege rather than a threat to civil rights, said former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie. Miss ... Kong shall enact laws on its own to prohibit acts of treason, secession, subversion and other national security-related crimes. In an interview with i-Cable News marking the 10th anniversary ...

  8. A polite silence on national security

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung There might have been some talk about dusting off and reintroducing national security legislation after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen begins his second term. ... mentioned Article 23 [legislation],' he said. Speculation about a renewed attempt to enact a national security law emerged following remarks by Premier Wen Jiabao at a photo session with Mr ...

  9. Handling of Thai crisis showed system's failings, Henry Tang says

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... in securing the return of travellers trapped by the occupation of Bangkok's airports and issued his own apology. The government source said the affair would have serious repercussions ... Suvarnabhumi international airport resumed yesterday, eight days after protesters forced its closure, stranding 400,000 travellers. 'We have a standing mechanism [to help travellers stranded ...

  10. Police chief talks down security posting

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui, widely tipped to be a candidate for secretary for security, yesterday described such suggestions as 'purely speculation'. Mr Tsang was speaking six days after former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee left office amid controversy over the way she handled the legislation on the National Security Bill. Mr Tsang, who will retire ...




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