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  1. Higher retirement age proposed

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Plans to make workers stay on the job until later in life have brought thousands onto the streets in Europe. Now, a long-delayed report ... was created in 2007 as a replacement for the former Taskforce on Population Policy. Critics questioned why the report, which suggests implementing a higher retirement age as one option to overcome ...

  2. Rules on retired officials already strict, says panel

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... retirement caused a public uproar. Mr Leung was formerly permanent secretary for housing, planning and lands. A Legislative Council select committee is investigating whether there was a conflict ... yesterday, the 11-member committee sought views on how to address nine key issues it had identified in improving the system that governed retired civil servants who want to work again. These include ...

  3. Musical chairs on the cards if opera lover Hui retires

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... administration. The cause of all the speculation is suggestions that Mr Tsang's No2, Rafael Hui Si-yan- an opera lover who's known to miss jetting around in pursuit of his obsession- plans to decline a second term as chief secretary and go into retirement. If that happened, the odds-on favourite to succeed him would be Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen who is said to have earned ...

  4. Warning on plans for bureau shake-up

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the workload of the chief secretary and financial secretary. He also planned to set up a bureau to oversee the city's cultural policy, and to restructure the Commerce and Economic Development ... pulling land, planning and housing issues together under one bureau to ensure more effective housing and land supply, instead of separating them under two bureaus- Development Bureau, ...

  5. Retirement of liberal judge raises fears for our core values

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... administration would spell the end of an era when rights, freedoms and the rule of law are the cornerstone of society. These worries coincide with news of the retirement of a liberal judge. The Court ... will become a non-permanent judge when he retires in October, when he reaches the age of 65. But, surprisingly, he will be replaced by an even older judge- Court of Appeal vice-president Robert Tang ...

  6. Job delay angers retired official

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung A retired marine official criticised the government for dragging its feet in screening his application for a job at a shipping company, claiming he is a victim of the authorities' overly cautious approach after the Leung Chin-man affair. Patrick Chun Ping-fai, who retired as a Marine Department assistant director early last year, has been waiting for more than six ...

  7. Welfare criteria for elderly retired outside HK may be relaxed

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... inclined to lower the limit as the move could help elderly people who chose to live on the mainland after retirement. Welfare officials recently asked some lawmakers whether they found lowering ... Council's question-and-answer session in July that there was a need to explore 'new thinking' about the arrangement for elderly people who had retired on the mainland. The chief executive ...

  8. Retiring Legco official sees longer meetings

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Retiring Legislative Council secretary general Ricky Fung Choi-cheung expects Legco meetings to last even longer in the upcoming legislative term because of the many new faces ... 'members come and go, I'm here forever', Mr Fung, a former administrative officer and deputy director of industry, is now retiring. Mr Fung will be succeeded by assistant secretary ...

  9. Future chiefs face curbs on retirement jobs

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... particular chief executive who had retired but would be available to all former chiefs. LIFE AFTER LEADERSHIP: THE PROPOSALS Benefits Office in government premises Office staff Bodyguards ...

  10. No room for moderates, says retiring lawmaker

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Growing tension between Beijing and the pro-democracy camp has limited the role for middle-of-the-road politicians, outgoing legislator Eric Li Ka-cheung has warned. Mr Li also rejected the government's claim that Hong Kong lacked talent ...




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