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  1. Don't dilute universal suffrage

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens. His or her rule would be filled with chaos and unrest. Surely this is against everyone's desire. Therefore, not until a high percentage of residents are fully educated in the true ...

  2. Police probe alleged anti-Arroyo plot

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... at the police intelligence group. Mr Lomibao said this group intended to create unrest before Monday, when Mrs Arroyo delivers her last State of the Nation address. However, he did not identify the members of the group or release any details about their plans. Mr Lomibao is the first senior official to comment publicly on rumoured plots by shadowy forces to stir unrest. The rumours peaked ...

  3. Church heads can help environment: Prince Philip

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... but there's bad news, too. Of course any-where there's civil war or civil unrest or lack of civil control it's always the natural environment that gets it in the neck.' You can read ...

  4. Be neutral, but support policy: civil service chief

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Bureaucrats should maintain political neutrality but it is their 'natural duty' to support the government in implementing policies, the civil service chief believes. Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping made the remarks yesterday after Xu Ze, deputy director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Office, said on Monday that civil servants should ...

  5. Frontline civil servants feeling the strain

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee 2,428 workers have sought professional help or counselling in past three years Stress-related problems have driven nearly 2,500 civil servants to seek professional help in the past three years, the Legislative Council heard yesterday. Most are frontline or operational workers. A total of 2,428 civil servants with stress problems sought professional assistance ...

  6. Civil service unions fear further pay cuts in store

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Civil service unions have expressed fears that a one-off pay cut bill will open the door for further reductions, citing two clauses in the proposed legislation. But officials said any ... bills committee meeting yesterday, the president of the Hong Kong Civil Servants General Union, Felix Cheung Kwok-biu, warned that the bill had provisions that would authorise the government ...

  7. Reform the civil service

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Andrew Miles (September 3). Mr Miles has raised two common criticisms against the Hong Kong civil service, namely it is over-paid and too large. I wish to offer the following response. Civil service pay has already been reduced by 1.58 per cent to 4.42 per cent, depending on the salary band, from October last year. Subject to the passage of the 2004-2005 Public ...

  8. Joseph Wong opts to leave the civil service

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping has retired from the civil service, but he will continue to serve as a minister in Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's cabinet. ... $8 million. Under the accountability system, the civil service chief must be chosen from the civil service and is allowed to return to the bureaucracy after leaving the chief executive's ...

  9. Civil service chief asked to explain retirement

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Quinton Chan

    ... demanded the secretary for the civil service explain why he opted to retire from the service in July while remaining as the minister who heads Hong Kong's 170,000 bureaucrats. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, one official also said Joseph Wong Wing-ping's departure from the civil service had undermined Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's so-called accountability ...

  10. 29 top civil servants apply for voluntary retirement

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... It sends a bad signal, says an academic who blames the ministerial system More than two dozen senior civil servants have sought voluntary retirement - a development one academic called a 'bad signal'. The Civil Service Bureau yesterday revealed that 29 directorate-grade officials had applied, and all but six had been allowed to retire early. This is the first year ...




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