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  1. Corrupt councillor gets year in jail

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... letters in support of Wong as a widely respected, hardworking and devoted person holding many public service roles. Those letters were written by people such as legislators Emily Lau Wai-hing, Lee ... 'exceptionally good' public service, he reduced each sentence to a year, to run concurrently. The Home Affairs Bureau yesterday said unless Wong won an appeal he would be struck off as a district ...

  2. Part-time judges' political ties backed

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... devoting their time to public service. Sally Wong, deputy judiciary administrator (development), said there was a channel for parties to raise concerns about judicial impartiality because ...

  3. Activist calls for better cover after $700 loss

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A former urban councillor who was robbed of his entire savings of $700 on Monday called for better retirement protection for people holding full-time public service positions. Lam Chak-piu, 70, a member of the now-defunct Urban Council between 1983 and 1991 and a former chairman of the Society for Community Organisation, said yesterday on a Commercial Radio show: ...

  4. Health chief favours family doctors

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... president of the 1,700-strong Hong Kong Doctors Union, said merely raising fees for public medical services would be insufficient to stop patients shopping around for private doctors who offered ... to help improve diagnosis and save resources, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday. Establishing a family doctor system could also prevent the abuse of public ...

  5. Ex-prosecutor 'can't recall' ICAC seeking OK on witness' immunity

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of the South China Morning Post and a prosecution witness, but also to all other editorial staff of the newspaper, was unprecedented in his many years of public service. Graham Harris, for Lam, pointed ... in a corruption case, he told a court yesterday. The defence counsel for solicitor Andrew Lam Ping-cheung requested the District Court allow Bernard Ryan, then senior assistant director of public ...

  6. University revolt saves legislator from axe

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Polly Hui

    ... on the council until his term ends at the end of this year. The present practice allows staff doing public service work to keep their full-time status while having their salaries and benefits adjusted ... of students and staff from the university council, which oversees management and administration. The council approved the changes, which would force staff who hold public office and who cannot provide ...

  7. Private help sought after big losses on e-Cert system

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Hongkong Post's unpopular electronic service costs nearly $90m in five years Hongkong Post's unpopular electronic certification service, which has cost nearly $90 ... was 'considerably far' from expectations. 'The e-Cert scheme has provided an important and irreplaceable infrastructure. However, we realise that the majority of the general public has no need ...

  8. Think-tank issues warning over wider role

    Posted Sep 29th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of a survey by Civic Exchange indicated the majority of 1,106 people polled in June and July thought services would improve if the councils were able to manage public facilities. Michael DeGolyer, ... Ultimately, the finger will be pointed at the government,' he said. Leisure and Cultural Services Department officials yesterday met more than 10 unions for civil servants managing district ...

  9. Reforming exams body a real test of character

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the territory's two largest public examinations since 1977, has a conservative and 'secretive' culture - a stark contrast to 62-year-old chairman Joseph Chow Ming-kuen, a straightforward and outspoken engineer and a veteran of numerous public service roles. Even he admits being caught by the eerie silence of the HKEAA headquarters in Wan Chai when he paid his first visit there after ...

  10. Public tenants demand rent waiver

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Community groups call for housing chief to act on promise Public housing tenants yesterday urged the government to 'keep its word' by temporarily waiving or freezing ... for housing, planning and lands, told a meeting of the Legco housing panel: 'Mr Suen did not only mention financial assistance. He also proposed improving the facilities of the public housing ...




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