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  1. Kickback culture must be stamped out

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and in the eyes of the law it is corrupt. A few years ago the Independent Commission Against Corruption launched an investigation into two family doctors and a surgeon, but the Department of Justice declined to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence. The ICAC felt confident enough to appeal against the decision through an internal review committee, without success. It is a worrying situation ...

  2. Boost your vocabulary

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... see the Independent Commission Against Corruption as impartial than a year earlier, and more say it has abused its power, a poll has found. But the majority still believes the graft watchdog is acting appropriately and there is growing confidence that the level of corruption in Hong Kong is falling. The Consumer Council called on the government to regulate the labelling of health food ...

  3. HKU professors who treat private patients will be audited

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to the authority, and the rest to the university. The working group held consultations with the university and Queen Mary Hospital, and liaised with the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Medical ... by York Liao, a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission, the working group said private patient services provided by the medical faculty were 'a valuable public ...

  4. New chief brings splash of colour to provident fund body

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that would attract the attention of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. It has been a busy few months for the former Equal Opportunity Commissioner. Since Henry Fan Hung-ling stepped down ...

  5. Defining the failure of public health

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Hedley

    ... of this administrative evil. For the future, we need to remove public health policy from the civil service. The autonomy of the Independent Commission Against Corruption is seen as a necessary bulwark to prevent the fabric of society being disassembled by graft. Community health now deserves similar protection through an independent commission which will take evidence-based formulation of environmental ...

  6. Service for wealthy often has pay-off

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... patients, based on advice from the Independent Commission Against Corruption. ...

  7. Corrupt mainland health system needs healing

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the health sector is part of a wider campaign against corruption being driven by the top leadership. But it is unlikely to have a lasting effect without urgent reforms in the way hospitals do ... deprived of affordable care would endorse it with feeling. The mainland's health system is chronically afflicted with corruption. This has been instrumental in undermining a universal social ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a complaint about Sun Hung Kai Properties to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Whistleblowers should be given full confidentiality if Hong Kong wants to maintain a fearless society. ... to fight back. Shark fin and Chinese people are not the only environmental arena in which international attacks on traditional uses of wildlife is an accepted protocol. The campaigns against ...

  9. Doctors still pay kickbacks for patient referrals

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... with the Medical Council still dragging its feet over a five-year-old complaint against such malpractice. Lieh said the council had to rely on the Independent Commission Against Corruption to act ... per cent commission for referrals. 'There is a group of young doctors who are frustrated with the public sector and eager to make quick money. They concentrate on doing a certain kind ...

  10. Challenge to red-tape fest riles bureaucrats

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by the Independent Commission Against Corruption without any laying of charges. We have had too much of this with the ICAC. Its proper conduct is to keep its mouth shut until it has the goods on someone. ... against InvestHK boss Mike Rowse. Failed to consult government's entertainment experts. What government entertainment experts? Government's understanding of entertainment does not go ...




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