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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

    ... are well paid not to ensure they work efficiently, but for a much more important reason. The government provides us with different services. Its work is done by civil servants. Corruption may occur within a bureaucracy which will disrupt the functions of government. Civil servants are paid higher than the market rate in order to prevent such corruption. Singapore has adopted a similar ...

  2. Mainland casts big shadow over HK corruption image

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly International businesses consider Hong Kong the second least-corrupt place to do business in Asia, a new survey has found. But the mainland's ranking as the seventh most-corrupt place in the region boded badly for Hong Kong's future, as the amount of cross-border business increased, the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy survey said. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Conflict of interest rules inadequate Adherence to the highest standards in preventing conflicts of interest should be first and foremost in the minds of politicians nowadays. Not only are they required to abide by the strictest rules, they ...

  4. Wen warns Leung to keep government clean

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday urged chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to maintain a clean government, amid an outbreak of corruption scandals surrounding Hong Kong's top officials. ... upright and set a good example for others, who will dare not behave correctly?' Wen also told Leung: 'Those pursuing a political career should be corruption-free. As people, we should ...

  5. Famed horse trainer denies bid to buy vote in election

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investigator of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, said nine people were prepared to testify against Kan- three voters, four ICAC officers, a policeman and a representative of the Home ... on February 27 to another village representative of the Sheung Shui district as an inducement to vote for him in March. He was charged last Friday with corrupt conduct in an election. Kan was arrested ...

  6. The sway of Big Business reaches right to the top

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Commission Against Corruption is looking into the matter, though, in this case, it is supposed to report to the subject of its investigation. The whole city has been turned upside down. Most of us ... lawmakers, a free and juicy media, and citizens who will take to the street at the slightest provocation. It would seem simply inconceivable that our government is corrupt from the top down. Now ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... council, to reward him to 'socialise' with electors and persuade them to vote for Wong, the Independent Commission Against Corruption had argued in their case against him. Leung, ...

  8. Mutual backscratching can take many forms

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of collusion between government and big business and the existence of sophisticated forms of corruption. If you have evidence of corruption, show it, demands the chief executive's spokesman. I recollect that was the kind of answer that was given to the likes of Elsie Elliot (Tu) when they campaigned against police corruption in the 1960s and early 1970s. Eventually the government ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bill includes chief executive under anti-corruption law The Prevention of Bribery (Amendment) Bill, which brings the chief executive under anti-corruption laws, will be gazetted today. ... for properly handling a corruption complaint against the chief executive. It ensures that the secretary for justice would be allowed to refer corruption complaints against a chief executive ...

  10. Country first

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of origin or the one I have adopted as my home, which would I support? The Communist Party's refusal to cede control, the corruption among its ranks and its sickening persecution of those who ... to fight corruption and to allow greater freedoms, all in the name of a better nation. The lack of a free media meant that most officials in Beijing did not understand the nature of the criticism. ...




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