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  1. Civil service minister tries to allay fears of bias on grade review

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was responding to the concerns expressed by unionists from the immigration and correctional services departments, who said they feared that the chief executive's close ties with the police could ... finding an excuse [for Mr Tsang]?' asked Poon Chi-ming, chairman of the Correctional Services General Union. Tony Liu Kit-ming, chairman of the Police Inspectors' Association, did ...

  2. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service, where the boundary between politician and bureaucrat has become indistinct? The flat swapping once engaged in by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and his civil service colleague ... long been a culture within the civil service of accepting such devices rather than changing the rules to ensure they achieve their original intent. What have new Secretary for the Civil Service ...

  3. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The outgoing secretary for civil the service yesterday called Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's acceptance of gifts from tycoons ... one.' Yue, who turns 60 in October, will end 38 years of government service on July 1, when she and Tsang leave to make way for the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. ...

  4. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. HK's government doing a good job in comparison with those in Europe

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I wish to follow up on Peter Berry's comments in his letter ('Donald Tsang blind to reality', March 13). While much of what he says may be correct, and I cannot imagine ... of their salaries to preserve an unworkable currency, to fund overbearing regulation and to sustain agencies and services that are totally superfluous. Moreover, Greece and Italy live under bureaucratic ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yesterday's Political Animal column on Page A2 mistakenly stated the price of Hong Kong Disneyland's summer pass as HK$400. The pass is priced at HK$450. The story 'Two student unions snub chief executive meeting' on the same page erro ...

  8. Yvonne Choi's retirement brings top civil service reshuffle

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ho-yuen, currently permanent secretary for the civil service, will succeed Choi in January following her retirement after 37 years in the civil service. 'Miss Choi has served with strong drive and dedication in the civil service throughout the years. She has made exemplary contributions to the development of Hong Kong,' said Secretary for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee. Yue ...

  9. Crisis shows it pays to invest in public services

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... services simply do not have the sort of equipment and other resources that we take for granted here when there are emergencies. The performance of our officials and frontline and specialist staff ... are honest, we will acknowledge that it is also partly due to our material and institutional wealth that the government is able to deliver services that keep up with high expectations. It is worth ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the report 'Ministers' trips to Beijing defended' on page A2 yesterday, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen did not promise that future duty calls by local officials to Beijing would be announced in advance. He pledged that the public ...




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