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  1. Civil service pay- too much, or a way of curbing corruption?

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if it wants to avoid social unrest. Nelson Tam Kai-him, Tseung Kwan O I find it hard to agree with Rob Leung's letter ('Civil servants paid too much', December 3). Civil servants ... I agree with Rob Leung ('Civil servants paid too much', December 3). Civil servants enjoy a lot of benefits including, for example, free medical checks and education subsidies ...

  2. Continuing unrest could see Article 23 shelved again

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Leo Goodstadt, the head of the Central Policy Unit before the handover, has talked about the colonial administration facing the 'constant menace that Hong Kong would become ungovernable' in the final period of its rule due to its w ...

  3. Call to open up Election Committee

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Former solicitor-general says change is vital to prevent unrest A former top government lawyer has suggested widening the electoral base of the Election Committee which selects the third chief executive if universal suffrage is not introduced in 2007. Former solicitor-general Daniel Fung Wah-kin SC said expanding the electorate of the committee to include rank-and-file ...

  4. The elite unprepared to relinquish power

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... on the contrary, street-level activity is confined to orderly processions and there is not even a hint of civil unrest. Hopefully things will stay this way, but history does not provide reassurance on this matter- an almost unbroken threat connects continued resistance to democratic reform with civil unrest. Yet the level of debate on democratic reform has been reduced to farce as the opponents ...

  5. Civil service groups tell lawmakers to pass reforms

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Trade unions representing civil servants got behind their new boss yesterday, calling on lawmakers to approve Leung Chun-ying's government reshuffle 'as soon as possible'. But the four unions that backed the shake-up quickly found themselves accused of an unprecedented breach of civil servants' political neutrality. Chief ...

  6. Civil servants the real election losers

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the city's 160,000 civil servants, in particular the Administrative Officers, a group known as 'the elite among the elite'. There are more than 500 Administrative Officers, or AOs, who ... and Chinese; and a Hong Kong permanent resident status. Candidates with recognised postgraduate degrees are also eligible. To attract top candidates to the civil service, the government offers ...

  7. Civil servants blast protest at forum

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Four major civil servants' groups issued a joint statement yesterday condemning the 'uncivilised' behaviour of protesters who disrupted ... Union and the Hong Kong Civil Servants General Union expressed regret over the 'uncivilised' behaviour of people 'proud of damaging the social order'. They said this kind ...

  8. Civil service union urges review of ministerial system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A leading civil service union has called for a review of the ministerial system to improve governance. The call by the 90,000-strong Hong Kong Chinese Civil ... for next year's chief executive election. Association president Peter Wong Hyo said there was a need to look at the working relations between the ministers and senior ranking civil servants, ...

  9. Exco chief weighs in on civil servants

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... civil servants should do more long-term planning for Hong Kong's future. However, he rejected suggestions that Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was referring to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, a career civil servant, or any of his ministers when he was quoted as saying that colonial rule had trained civil servants ...

  10. Civil service not to blame, Mr Wang

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Problems with governance have been put under the public spotlight once again. This time, worryingly, the civil service has been singled out for blame for its inability to lead. ... initiative or whether they are merely passive paper pushers who can only execute decisions. One of the best legacies of British rule, the 160,000-strong civil service has been repeatedly praised ...




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