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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma disaster victims' families publicise angry letter to CY Leung

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... They slam Marine Department's failings and demand an independent probe Relatives of the Lamma Island ferry crash victims have publicised a letter they wrote to the chief executive, slamming the Marine Department for the accident and demanding an independent probe into its failings. The letter, dated May 8, was signed by about 25 relatives of the victims and addressed to Chief ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Families accuse government of 'fudging' Lamma ferry disaster issue

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... regularly on the progress of the internal investigation into the department, Cheng said. "We have been exchanging letters [with the government] since May. One letter followed another," she ... tasked with examining administrative malpractice that led to the incident, but would not hold anyone at the department criminally liable, relatives said, citing a letter from the Chief ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Families of Lamma ferry disaster victims blast 'bureaucratic' chief executive

    Posted May 15th 2013, 07:20pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Families of the victims in last October’s Lamma ferry tragedy made public a letter criticising Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and other officials for not taking their concerns seriously. ... that letter because they found transport secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung and Director of Marine Francis Liu Hon-por were “evasive” when discussing an inquiry report on the accident during a press ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Relatives of Lamma boat victims slam government over '180 degree' turn

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan and Ng Kang-chung

    ... responsible for the tragedy a year ago today, despite a year-long investigation. In an open letter released yesterday, they said the government had initially been eager to offer help, but "today, ... of clichés," the relatives wrote in the letter, addressed to Marine Department director Francis Liu Hon-por, who reaches retirement age next year. The relatives said they would not easily let Liu ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry victims' families not happy with marine head's apology

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jolie Ho and Stuart Lau

    ... that Liu changed his mind only because of widespread opposition from the public after the relatives released an open letter condemning the department. Recalling the moment when he drafted the open letter, he said: "I couldn't sleep and I smoked heavily ... My hand was shaking when I wrote the letter because I was so angry." A woman, whose son survived but lost his fiancée, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry disaster relatives told 'marine chief expressed sorrow already'

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... "The government has been ignoring our voices - this investigation should be conducted independently." On Wednesday, 25 relatives of victims made public a letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying criticising Liu for his evasive responses and lack of apology. The letter had been sent on May 8 and represented the relatives' first collective action since the sinking of the Lamma ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Marine chief Francis Liu apologises over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 02:07pm by Johnny Tam

    ... more than half a year on from the National Day ferry crash that claimed 39 lives. This month, relatives of the crash victims made public a letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in which ...



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