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  1. Security chief vows to perfect Article 23 bill

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Jimmy Cheung, Stella Lee

    ... He says the final version will win the public's blessing The final version of the national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law would be one that had the public's blessing, the new security chief pledged yesterday. The promise came from Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong as he admitted the public consultation carried out last September had ...

  2. Tung avoids commitment to delay on security bill

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... beginning in October 2004 to allow more time for discussion. However, he said he would not insist on deferring the national security bill until the next Legislative Council elections if most parties ... to re-launch public consultation. Emerging from a one-hour talk with new Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong on Article 23 yesterday, Mr Tsang said the possibility of deferral had not been ...

  3. Stephen Lam is acting security chief

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Kelvin Chan, Patsy Moy

    ... But it is unclear if he will take charge of handling Article 23 The post of secretary for security will be filled temporarily by Constitutional Affairs Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung. Mr Lam confirmed yesterday that he would become the acting security chief until a permanent successor to Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has been found. Mrs Ip has resigned amid public outrage over the way ...

  4. Tung pulls troubled security bill

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Josephine Ma, Klaudia Lee

    ... Tung pulls the troubled Article 23 legislation Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa yesterday announced the withdrawal of the controversial National Security Bill - without making a commitment on whether it would be reintroduced within the remaining four years of his term. The surprise decision has effectively frozen the legislative effort, which sparked the biggest post-handover crisis ...

  5. Liberals back delay to security legislation

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... controversial national security legislation after a key legislative ally said yesterday it favoured a delay until December. Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun announced his party's new ... geographical constituencies and the election committee. The pro-democracy camp has already secured enough votes in the second group. The eight votes of the Liberals have buoyed the chances of getting ...

  6. Outcome of security bill could be in doubt after lawmakers start to waver

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... The protest has triggered uncertainty over the fate of the national security bill, with legislators from the functional constituencies saying yesterday they would consult their electorates before deciding how to vote. James Tien Pei-chun, the Liberal Party leader who had previously pledged his support for the draft bill, said his party's eight members would only decide how ...

  7. Tsangs ready to sacrifice privacy for security's sake

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... is no,' Mr Tsang said. But he said he was ready to sacrifice privacy for security's sake. 'Security is very important.' Mrs Tsang, whose fashion style has often been teased ...

  8. Security law will not be on agenda in new term

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday conceded that the controversial national security legislation shelved in 2003 had enforcement problems, and added he had no plan to revive ... enough. The remarks fuelled worries that he might seek to please Beijing by pushing a tougher national security law. Mr Tsang said he was only reflecting views that the draft rejected by Legco ...

  9. Tsang has his work cut out in quest to secure quick victory

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is fighting an uphill battle to secure more than 700 nominations to quickly knock out his rivals. Twelve days after announcing his ... election, remains optimistic. 'I hope I can secure a full victory in the primary election,' Mr Tsang said after an RTHK phone-in programme yesterday. In 2002, former chief executive Tung ...

  10. Journalists turn up heat in attempt to secure a fair trial

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung Local and overseas journalists' groups are intensifying efforts to fight for a fair trial for Ching Cheong. The Hong Kong Journalists Association said last night international press watchdogs were being alerted after the ...




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