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  1. Wake up to reality

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Our chief executive says he doesn't lose sleep over the scandals that hound him. Maybe he should. Granted, lying awake at night prevents the necessary recharging ... leadership. The nauseating frenzy over the light-bulb scandal is one example. It makes you wonder if we're actually ready for real democracy. Michael Chugani is a columnist and broadcaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697736/wake-reality
  2. Hemmed in

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani When I moved recently to a Wan Chai flat I made a checklist of things to avoid. Like everyone else I wanted to stay clear of noisy neighbours, barking dogs, building sites, ... fast-tracked their demands in the name of positive non-interventionism. Together they bequeathed a monument to us. We have even coined a term for it - the wall effect. Michael Chugani is a columnist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695165/hemmed
  3. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Any old dog can learn a new trick - for money Can you teach an old dog a new trick? In this case, can you teach an already retired lifelong bureaucrat to be a budding politician? Anything is possible in Hong Kong. All you need to do is throw money at a problem - for example call the unlucky 44th floor of a building the lucky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696592/public-eye
  4. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Collect wine and maybe collect the top job Donald Tsang Yam-kuen must be privately peeved. He's got three more years as the man who calls the shots (well, some of the shots; the real ones are called in Beijing) and his deputy's backers are already turning him into a lame duck. First casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686815/public-eye
  5. Public Eye

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Put brain into gear before opening mouth The problem with our chief executive is that his mouth works faster than his brain. It spits out words before his brain has had a chance to process them. Public Eye is not sure if it's the mouth or brain to blame. He's stirred up a lot of stink before with this habit of talking without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680754/public-eye
  6. Lackey labels

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Friends and others have, of late, pulled me aside to ask why I have become a lackey of China. What changed me, they wanted to know. Lackey? The word ... haven't become lackeys. We just don't want to be stuffed into a box. We want to breathe the fresh air of free speech. Isn't that what democracy is all about? Michael Chugani ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673520/lackey-labels
  7. Public Eye

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Banks, Wall Street head our 2008 Shame List And the winner is? That's right, folks, it's New Year's Eve and time for Public Eye's Shame List of 2008. Our top award goes, without a fight, to Wall Street and its co-conspirators, the banks. Together they plundered and pocketed the world's wealth. In doing so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665413/public-eye
  8. Through a prism

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Is criticism of recent government blunders justified, or are our demands of Donald Tsang too unrealistic, asks Michael Chugani What if your plane landed 10 minutes ahead of time at Hong ... of where things actually work. So, have we been too mean to Mr Tsang? Michael Chugani is a columnist and broadcaster. mickchug@gmail.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665953/through-prism
  9. Public Eye

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Are the wigs muddling our judges' minds? Public Eye has always said, and we did so again last week, that Hong Kong's senior judges don't live in the real world. It's not just their silly outfits or their self-serving logic that pay cuts would hurt judicial independence. It's how they view the real world from where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664122/public-eye
  10. Hong Kong expects

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Has Donald Tsang Yam-kuen got what it takes? Can he redefine himself as a leader, resurrect his past popularity and reassure fearful Hongkongers ... do all these things with honest words and body language, he will turn this challenging time into an advantage. Michael Chugani is a columnist and broadcaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656155/hong-kong-expects

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