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  1. More dirt may show before political spring clean ends

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Against Corruption had to launch an investigation is disgrace enough. Tsang may escape prosecution and impeachment, but he has lost forever the mantle of 'local boy made good' ... and chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen. Confessions of extramarital affairs would have finished the political career of an office seeker in most jurisdictions. But as further evidence ...

  2. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the council's unique nature. 'Democracy Road,' member Albert Chan Wai-yip said. 'It is a political body elected by the citizens after all.' And that was already the second choice. ... was reported to the graft-busters to follow up. And who filed the complaint to the Independent Commission Against Corruption? None other than the League of Social Democrats. By law, the commission has ...

  3. Political Animal

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... political leaders 'beyond the reach of any human being' he said this was why he went to church every day to pray for wisdom and patience. Of course, Tsang can now afford to be less jittery ... called her 'a dog', after she confronted him with questions about an alleged corruption scandal in the League of Social Democrats. The lawmaker said he was collecting ...

  4. A feeding frenzy at the political trough

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Yet, she is now being rewarded for her failings; civil service rules have been abruptly changed, opening the way for her to become a candidate for the National People's Congress. There should be nothing in principle to prevent former civil servants who have genuinely left the government from taking on political roles. But there must be real ...

  5. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the next two months, according to a source familiar with Beijing's political agenda. It comes after a series of missions by representatives of mainland departments and think-tanks who have ... on the Hong Kong political scene. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is expected to visit Beijing in July, followed by the Liberal Party. They are likely to meet ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission Against Corruption. Speculation about the imminent departure of Mr Young from his present post as director of trade and industry grew after he left his diary lighter for the next two ...

  7. Tsang's contribution to HK has been buried in a cruel effort to destroy him

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 'fight for democracy'. The question is, are they fighting for democracy, or believing the vicious words of political opponents? I made acquaintance with Donald Tsang when he was a civil servant in the New Territories. I was representing a group of people whose homes were to be demolished. Donald was a young official in the case, and I found him very polite and sympathetic. ...

  8. Civic Party will improve political landscape

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The establishment of the Civic Party represents a step forward for Hong Kong politics. It's important to have political parties to supervise and form governments, train politicians and educate voters. A civil society cannot progress without the participation of different political parties. Prior to this, we had only three types of party: pro-democracy; pro-Beijing; ...

  9. Job row strikes at the heart of the system

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Civil Service Minister Denise Yue Chung-yee stepped carefully as she moved to defuse a looming political crisis over the hiring of a former senior official, Leung Chin-man, ... A seasoned public servant, who is highly respected within the civil service and in society, Miss Yue must have felt the rising political temperature. As she spoke, the Democratic Party said ...

  10. Wen warns Leung to keep government clean

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... upright and set a good example for others, who will dare not behave correctly?' Wen also told Leung: 'Those pursuing a political career should be corruption-free. As people, we should ... Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday urged chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to maintain a clean government, amid an outbreak of corruption scandals surrounding Hong Kong's top officials. ...




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