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  1. Legal, but is it right?

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for post-service employment of political appointees and civil servants. Civil service unions should also put the public interest first and refrain from taking legal action should there be a veto ... But politics these days is about public perception. Mr Leung's undisguised and unashamed pursuit of personal interest at the expense of the civil service's reputation has sparked an outcry. ...

  2. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service, where the boundary between politician and bureaucrat has become indistinct? The flat swapping once engaged in by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and his civil service colleague ... for mutual purchases of the rented flats amounted to beneficial ownership is a legal issue. But it clearly went beyond what we are now told was 'normal'- agreements between civil servants ...

  3. Gay sex ruling a step towards legal equality

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and cheerful service and now- a fortnight after my first becoming ill in the US- I am recovering from a small, non-invasive procedure and feeling fine. What does this tell us? That, at least four hospitals in two very different political and economic systems, good, kindly and efficient medical services are available and all at an easily affordable price. In contrast, my experience ...

  4. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The outgoing secretary for civil the service yesterday called Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's acceptance of gifts from tycoons ... one.' Yue, who turns 60 in October, will end 38 years of government service on July 1, when she and Tsang leave to make way for the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. ...

  5. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  6. Civil service not to blame, Mr Wang

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Problems with governance have been put under the public spotlight once again. This time, worryingly, the civil service has been singled out for blame for its inability to lead. ... initiative or whether they are merely passive paper pushers who can only execute decisions. One of the best legacies of British rule, the 160,000-strong civil service has been repeatedly praised ...

  7. 60,000 will be covered in first phase of move to five-day week

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Sixty thousand civil servants will be the first to benefit when the government starts phasing in a five-day week for staff from July, the civil service minister said. Secretary for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee said departments would soon be given guidelines for making the first phase of the switch from a 51/2-day week, which would take 12 months. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... still isn't known Break the silence Justice delayed is justice denied," says a legal maxim. If a criminal case is delayed, a trial may be stayed- if the delay has caused prejudice; ... to announce his withdrawal from the case, notwithstanding that he was Tsang's legal adviser. His input into the case, until he left office four months later, may never be known. What is known ...

  9. Vote threat over Legal Aid move

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Pan-democrats took the opportunity of a lunch with the chief executive yesterday to tell him to his face: don't put the Legal Aid Department under the Home Affairs Bureau ... of policy portfolios unless legal aid remains the responsibility of the administrative branch. Frederick Fung Kin-kee, of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, said he would ...

  10. Yvonne Choi's retirement brings top civil service reshuffle

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ho-yuen, currently permanent secretary for the civil service, will succeed Choi in January following her retirement after 37 years in the civil service. 'Miss Choi has served with strong drive and dedication in the civil service throughout the years. She has made exemplary contributions to the development of Hong Kong,' said Secretary for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee. Yue ...




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