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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong swim association makes bid for world short course championships

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... approach the government for backing, as we know its Mega Events Fund is keen to help sport financially." A special team from swimming's international federation, Fina, will make a site ... it can raise the money required to host the event. Hong Kong Swimming Association honorary secretary Ronnie Wong Man-chiu said his organisation was determined to bring the world event to Hong ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Mega Events Fund helps city deal with fierce competition

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... Mega Events Fund helps city deal with fierce competition I refer to your editorial (" Mega Events Fund must go ", July 14). The government attaches great importance to the proper use of public money including the Mega Events Fund (MEF). Since the MEF's inception, we have been monitoring and evaluating all events closely. A system with consistent standards ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Mega Events Fund must go Prudent spending is the hallmark of public governance. Unfortunately, those vested with the power to spend do not always make it the guiding principle. A case in point is the government's Mega Events Fund, which hopes to raise the city's international profile by sponsoring splashy community events. It does not take another ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEGA EVENTS

    HK$250m Mega Events Fund bungling is 'inexcusable', say lawmakers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:55pm by JENNIFER NGO AND JOYCE NG

    ... and Economic Development Bureau and the Tourism Commission in managing the Mega Events Fund- which was already criticised by the audit watchdog in April. The fund was set up in 2009 to sponsor events ... events fund bungling 'inexcusable' It was unacceptable and inexcusable for a HK$250 million big-events fund to be fraught with administrative and operational flaws, lawmakers said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mega Events Fund chairman to be reappointed despite watchdog's criticisms

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:39am by Tanna Chong, Phila Siu

    ... Tanna Chong and Phila Siu New term at Mega Events Fund for Jeffrey Lam despite heavy criticism from Audit Commission Fund criticised, but chairman to stay The chairman of a tourism fund is expected to be reappointed for another year despite a government watchdog criticising the fund for mismanagement. A source said that Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung would be reappointed to the Mega Events ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Man United match 'could have Mega Events Fund cash cut'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Man United game 'could see HK$8m funding cut' Mega Events Fund could still withdraw financial support from the Manchester United versus Kitchee FC soccer game if the latter fails to fulfil its duties, said fund chief Jeffrey Lam kin-fung. The organiser must attract a quota of visitors to Hong Kong, and ensure Manchester United ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cover-up or negligence? Lawmakers probe handling of HK$250m Mega Events Fund

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com That's the question lawmakers are asking officials who failed to mention graft-buster's advice to shut HK$250m Mega Events Fund 'Mega' fund: cover-up or just negligence? Lawmakers probing the handling of the government's HK$250 million Mega Events Fund yesterday accused officials of serious negligence or a cover-up when ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ACCOUNTABILITY

    ICAC advised government that Mega Events Fund should be shut down in 2010

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:09pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Mega Events Fund failed to mention graft-buster suggested it be wound up before it applied for a further HK$150 million in funding- and got it Events fund hid ICAC opposition Lawmakers yesterday slammed the officials running the government's HK$250 million Mega Events Fund for hiding key information from the Legislative Council Finance ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for troubled Mega Events Fund to be put out of its misery

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time to end this fund's mega-debacle Tourism officials who help oversee the troubled Mega Events Fund must think we are pretty stupid. It transpires ... at the bureau must think once the unused money was returned, the fund would have no money, leaving it free, indeed obligated, to apply to Legco for more. In the event, the tourism honchos did something ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck When the head of a government body admits its operations need to be reviewed, you know something is seriously wrong. So after the government auditor released a scathing report on the Tourism Commission's Mega Events Fund, Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, the fund's chief, grudgingly acknowledged a review was now ...




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