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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Time to drop 'Independent' from ICAC's title

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... The "I" in ICAC, less we forget, stands for "independent". The Independent Commission Against Corruption for decades has been the bedrock which has kept Hong Kong's institutions, and particularly its civil service, relatively free from corruption. So if the government wants to maintain the perception that it values a truly independent ICAC, then it should have set up a body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1229598/time-drop-independent-icacs-title
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The weekend saw another outrage perpetrated by indigenous New Territories villagers in protest against government zoning plans. A group of them used excavators and machetes ... of applicants. Unsurprisingly this has given rise to corruption and irregularities. It is now recognised that the supply of housing in the New Territories has radically improved since the 1970s, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  3. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... plans, which the board has ruled against. He maintains that given the time and cost involved in the board's applications by government departments and the public, successive applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... he granted a judicial review to Philippe Orrico and Nomad Restaurant Management against a decision by the appeals board. Since becoming a High Court judge in September last year, Zervos has ... take too long to resolve disputes. Also, the appeals board differs from appellant bodies in other jurisdictions which have an "independent and permanent appellant body with permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1576322/judge-zervos-calls-reform-liquor-licensing-process
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sino Iron fiasco has Clive Palmer changing his attitude to China

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Clive Palmer's tirade against China made global headlines earlier this week. But what's got the Australian mining billionaire so fired up? After all, four years ago Palmer was critical of the previous Labor government when Kevin Rudd was prime minister saying its policies made trade difficult for Chinese investors. In a speech he called the policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1579552/sino-iron-fiasco-has-clive-palmer-changing-his-attitude-china
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Wu pays the price of professional misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:59am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn At last the HKICPA's long-running disciplinary case against former Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk is over with the announcement yesterday of the sanctions ... of the Securities and Futures Commission he might have felt more pain. Wu's professional misconduct relates to the collapse of the New China Hong Kong Group (NCHK) in 1999, owing creditors some HK$1.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557780/anthony-wu-pays-price-professional-misconduct
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Closed to media' event at Foreign Correspondents' Club

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Howard Winn

    ... to the organisation that commissioned the survey rather than advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Lai See is tempted to run a competition for the silliest survey. This one by Hotels.com called Global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1572400/closed-media-event-foreign-correspondents-club
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... And while we're on politically sensitive issues, let's not forget the matter of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. He was referred to the Independent Commission Against ... billion in loans. The case was initially investigated by the Securities and Futures Commission. It completed its inquiry in 2010 and handed the case to the Department of Justice, where it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... to visit a small working plant in Avonmouth, England. They were invited to visit a much bigger project in Teeside which is being commissioned but they declined the opportunity. Au has in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's the point of yet another report on biodiesel?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:08am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Interesting to see that the Hong Kong government is to commission a study into the costs and benefits of using biodiesel fuel with a view to blending it with fossil diesel. Why the government is embarking on this study is not wholly clear since the Environmental Protection Department commissioned the University of Hong Kong to carry out a feasibility study for using biodiesel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557108/whats-point-yet-another-report-biodiesel

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