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  1. Watchdog raps officials' secrecy

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Albert Wong and Amy Nip The government is guilty not only of failing on many fronts to give the public access to official information, but of doing little to improve the situation, a year-long Ombudsman's investigation concluded yesterday. The inquiry was launched last February to study the effectiveness of the Code on Access to Information, an administrative guide that has ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    60pc of Legco candidates ignore survey seeking stance on HK freedoms

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... about their stance on issues related to press freedom and the free flow of government information. Online media outlet InMedia sent questionnaires to all 127 lists of candidates in mid-August ... with competition could force candidates to face voters." Those who replied suppored legislation to allow the public and media to get information from government departments and to open the airwaves ...

  3. It is better to close loophole rather than scrap all Legco's trade-based seats

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to prove they are not shell companies. It is then up to the relevant government departments to verify the validity of the information provided. If it can be proved that false information ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

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

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the government, Leung is expected to sever all business ties. Withholding information does not ease concerns over conflicts of interest. The records also show that some Exco members have invested heavily ... in Leung's campaign platforms. The scant information on their properties, many of which are held via shell companies, also makes public monitoring difficult. The register provides nothing other than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Ministerial scandals prompt calls for reform of background checks

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... interviews, a process initiated by the chief secretary at the request of the chief executive. The forms seek information about a candidate's personal particulars, education background, social ... completing the form, police would then verify the information and schedule meetings with the interviewee," said Ip, who is chairwoman of the New People's Party. "At the end ...

  6. Leung's integrity 'never in doubt'

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the disclosure. The bureau has been urged by lawmakers to release all documents relating to the vetting process of the competition. Its selective release of information has jeopardised Leung's reputation and the fairness of the election, they said. Tsang said the bureau had looked through more than 30 government files to research the information in the February 8 press release, adding ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will hold the first meeting of a joint committee established to exchange information on the nuclear accidents in Fukushima-Daiichi in March last year and Chernobyl in April 1986. The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum says the Tokyo meeting will share information on the impact of the accidents on human health and the environment, and on post-disaster measures. The two countries will also organise ...

  8. On the Move

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on information security, business process level controls, project governance and regulatory compliance in IT projects. He also helps organisations implement data privacy programmes and advises them ...

  9. High voltage

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... confidential information to determine if their tariff increase is reasonable. This is a request that all pro-business legislators, Hong Kong businesses and, more importantly, the government, should resist, as once Legco has received this information, past precedents suggest it is only a matter of time before it makes its way into the hands of the public. Thus, it carries the risk ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong election laws favour big parties, says candidate

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... information in their mailing about any number of slates running in any single geographical constituency. In his application for a judicial review, Chau asks the High Court to strike down the law ...




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