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  1. Next chief could serve 12 years, says Elsie Leung

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Sui-lung said Miss Leung was citing mainland cases and the issue had to be addressed with the central government. Miss Leung also said she had tried to convince Beijing the term of the next chief ... chief executive were to serve five years. Miss Leung said the chief executive chosen on July 10 could serve up to 12 years, if the person was re-elected in 2007 and 2012. 'The present law ...

  2. Justice Secretary defends two-year term for chief executive

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.08pm: The debate on whether the next chief executive should serve a two or five year term intensified on Friday as Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie argued ... years.' But Ms Leung said the Justice Department disagreed with the Law Society. She argued that a five-year term would hinder progress towards greater democracy in the 2007 chief executive ...

  3. Among Tung's good intentions- open government

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Critics describe departed chief executive Tung Chee-hwa as an incapable, indecisive leader, while others praise him as a dedicated, venerable governor. While the Cyberport, HarbourFest ... self-interest. A disturbing, lambasting culture is in the making, with public complaints being heaped on officials. One thing is certain about the departed chief executive: he has steered Hong Kong ...

  4. Chief executive's hands tied on democracy, lawmakers told

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Beijing has not authorised Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to handle constitutional reform after 2008 and a timetable for introducing universal suffrage cannot ... with a reform plan that lacked a timetable and allowed government-appointed figures to help select the chief executive. Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming questioned why the government repeatedly refused ...

  5. Too much baggage for Elsie Leung to leave

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... as a signal of her intention to go after the new chief executive takes over. Given the sensitivity of its timing, the Post report not surprisingly drew two responses from Miss Leung. First, she denied ... and have significant implications for the post-2007 political scene. Miss Leung looks unlikely to make an early exit after the new chief executive takes office. If anything, the latest hot air over ...

  6. Leung Chun-ying rules himself out

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... to be the next chief executive just two days after the controversy surrounding Tung Chee-hwa's future broke. Mr Leung, who had been regarded as a frontrunner, also indirectly endorsed Chief ... Leung, asked if he intended to run for chief executive, said: 'I don't have any such plan.' But he added there were two criteria for choosing Hong Kong's next leader. ...

  7. 'Old panel should pick new chief executive'

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the next chief executive on July 10 to serve what the Hong Kong and central governments hope will be the remaining two years of former leader Tung Chee-hwa's term. However, pro-democracy ... that your relationship with Exco, pro-government parties and the forerunners of the next chief executive is not just harmony on the face but discord at the heart?' Andrew Cheng asked. ...

  8. Two ministers should not serve new chief, poll finds

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the interpretation of the Basic Law on the next chief executive's term. Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie, who is also involved with the interpretation issue, gathered just 31 per cent of public ... chief executive, an opinion survey has shown. The poll, by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, found 32 per cent of 646 respondents wanted Mr Lam to be removed, ...

  9. Lawyers' answer to row over chief executive's term- strip law of numbers

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Law.' Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie has said the Chief Executive Election Ordinance, passed in 2001, will be amended to reflect the government's new thinking on the relevant ... for a law to be passed here to say how long the chief executive should serve. How can you pass a law to bind the jurisdiction of the central government?' Professor Chen said: 'It ...

  10. Stanley Ho backs Tsang for chief executive

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for Mr Tung's ill-fated plan to build 85,000 flats a year became chief executive, was seen as a reference to executive councillor Leung Chun-ying. ... Ambrose Leung Tycoon's endorsement raises concern that political favours may influence race Leading property tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun yesterday openly backed Chief Secretary Donald ...




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