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  1. Leung urged to set up a ruling coalition

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying should build a ruling coalition with partners who have more say in the policymaking and legislative arms of the government, according to a think tank. In a report on the performance of the Hong Kong government since the handover, SynergyNet- a group co-founded by Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, who ...

  2. A good leader doesn't need a rule book

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in appointing a five-member panel led by retired chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang to draw up new rules of conduct for his successors and other principal ...

  3. Candidates back tougher rules on executive's gifts

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... follow stricter rules than their subordinates when receiving gifts and hospitality. Candidates Henry Tang Ying-yen, Leung Chun-ying and Albert Ho Chun-yan made their stance clear a day after ... and financial secretary, said he hoped the five-member panel led by former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang would set clearer rules. 'The rules should be very stringent,' Tang said. 'The ...

  4. Chief executive's worrying comments challenge rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bridge amounts to a challenge of the rule of law which is the very foundation of our society. The right to question the decisions and performance of the government by judicial review is essential ... to blame for the resulting delay of the project. It should not lay the blame on the successful litigant, any political party supporting it or our system of rule of law. A healthy and successful ...

  5. Review rules on bringing objects to chamber, Legco president says

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing has requested a Legco committee study on whether there is a need to amend the council's rules of procedure to address intimidating acts in the chamber. Tsang said the current rules only allowed the meeting's chairman to order lawmakers who acted in a disorderly manner to leave the chamber- which he said might ...

  6. Exemption for Tsang 'totally inappropriate'

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... he set up to 'rewrite the rule book' for the city's top job. The committee, led by former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, released the results of its three-month study yesterday, saying the chief executive should regard himself as the 'chief servant of the people' and describing his exemption from rules covering all other political appointees ...

  7. Next chief's fancy suites will need explaining

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hotel expenses on official trips abroad. The Audit Commission found he had stayed in plush hotel rooms without good reason, and that his office had no internal rules to govern the choice ... nights of hotel accommodation paid for by the Hong Kong government over the past five years, Tsang stayed in a superior suite on 41 of them. The new rules would require the Hong Kong Economic ...

  8. Tsang has a month to make amends

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in this city. With hindsight, how he must regret allowing himself to be made the exception that finally proved the rule, when his government rebuffed attempts in 2008 to bring the chief executive under prevention of bribery rules that apply to political appointees and top civil servants. Had it adopted the change, the mere contemplation of favours from tycoons surely would have set alarm bells ...

  9. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'misconduct', but said her boss had not broken any rules because none applied to him. Denise Yue Chung-yee's remarks came in response to a question at a farewell media session about the recent ... inappropriate'. 'I agree [Tsang's dealings] were misconduct,' Yue said. 'But he did not violate any rule since there was no mechanism whatsoever until Andrew Li Kwok-nang proposed ...

  10. A measure of justice in C.Y.'s cabinet

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... barristers, it took a strong stand on several issues, which augured well for the rule of law and an independent judiciary. When Vice-President Xi Jinping, during his visit in 2008, called for mutual ...




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