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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paul Chan should revive his plan for homes on golf club site

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... the proposal seriously, given that the administration has been using land shortages as an excuse for not meeting demand. Embattled development minister Paul Chan Mo-po tried to prove his worth, despite ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says taking on the privileged few, rather than suggesting building flats in country parks, would help regain public trust Gaffe-prone Chan can redeem himself ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Paul Chan row should not overshadow needed housing project

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Don't let Chan row scuttle plan Dogged by controversy, development chief Paul Chan Mo-po must be relieved to find himself still in the job. Weeks into a fresh conflict-of-interest furore, the pressure on Chan to step down appears to have eased, at least for now. He conceded he was "clumsy" when explaining whether he and his family had benefited from owning ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hapless Paul Chan should step aside

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... didn't make a mockery of the principle. Having been in his job for a year, it's clear development chief Paul Chan Mo-po does not have the expertise, credibility or popular support to carry ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Hapless Paul Chan should step aside It's time for ministers to realise they should quit when they can no longer do their job properly and have become a more ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paul Chan must apologise for farmland fiasco

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says scandal-hit development secretary Paul Chan has stoked the flames of controversy and now has to apologise for the damage Fuel to the fire You've got to hand it to our Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po - the way he has with words. He is chalking up this whole political brush fire as "clumsiness" on his part. There is little doubt ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development secretary Paul Chan's Bible reading was insulting

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... humbly with your God". The quote rolled off the tongue of development minister Paul Chan Mo-po last week as he tried to defend his honour and work at the Legislative Council. Apparently, that same passage - from Micah 6:8 - was printed on his business cards in 2008, Chan said. I wonder whether this self-proclaimed Christian realises how whipping out Bible verses at a crisis like ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Accident-prone Paul Chan a liability for Leung Chun-ying's government

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says initial scepticism over traffic incident confirms that the scandal-plagued development secretary has lost public credibility Accident-prone Chan now too much of a liability for Leung's government Beleaguered Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, who has lost all credibility after a string of scandals, received treatment at a hospital after being ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Country park carve-up the worst of all land options

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Short-sighted view overlooks the fact there are plenty of other sites for housing development Country park carve-up the worst of all land options Earmarking sites in country parks for housing - an idea raised by Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po in his blog early this month - may have some attractions. But it also has big drawbacks. Many people support the idea ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Country park vandalism not the way to solve housing shortage

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... an uncanny ability to solve one problem by creating a bigger one elsewhere. We must thank development minister Paul Chan Mo-po for providing a classic example of how this can be done. He has ... of the no-village-is-too-small-to-ruin Heung Yee Kuk, was quick to offer his support. Lau is a big-time property player in the New Territories and Chan's own property dealings suggest he was an active player in this market ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Officials have always hated Hong Kong's country parks

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... In his blog last week, Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po suggested that Hong Kong's country parks could be built over for housing. The argument officials advance privately ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Just following the rules may not mean trouble-free career

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Tammy Tam

    ... that is the question". This famous opening line of the soliloquy by Hamlet may be adapted with some variation to Paul Chan Mo-po, the trouble-plagued development secretary. He faced an equally tough choice ... the consequences would be disastrous," he said. After the vetting comes the declaration, when a political appointee puts their "interests" in writing. In Paul Chan's case, he passed ...




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