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  1. New World duo to appeal against Legco questioning

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... before a Legislative Council select committee investigating the company's employment of former housing chief Leung Chin-man. A notice of appeal has been filed to the Court of Appeal in an attempt to overturn the Court of First Instance's ruling on September 24. While Cheng and Stewart Leung disavowed the select committee's power to summon them, they were ready ...

  2. High Court told Legco powers infringe rights

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the rights of individuals, the High Court heard yesterday. A system in which the power to summon witnesses is reserved to the whole of the Legislative Council, not its select committees, grants ... Kar-shun in the judicial review challenging the power of select committees to issue summons and order the production of documents, Dinah Rose QC responded to the argument that without those powers ...

  3. New World pair to be recalled by panel to give testimony

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Property developer Henry Cheng Kar-shun and his top lieutenant at New World China Land will be summoned to testify again to a Legislative Council select committee on November 3, after a court rejected his application not to give testimony. The select committee investigating the developer's hiring of former housing director Leung Chin-man after his retirement ...

  4. Cannabis case prompts tighter policy in selection of anti-drugs ambassadors

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li The selection of anti-drug ambassadors will be handled with more care in future, says the chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics after a recent cannabis case involving two local singers. Daniel Shek Tan-lei said the committee would discuss the issue at the end of the month. He said inviting singers to perform at anti-drug events and concerts was helpful ...

  5. Justice's role in selection of law dean a conflict of interest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... integral part of legal system', June 13) to Anna Tse ('Worried about selection process for dean', June 9) shows that he has missed the salient issues about HKU's appointment of its law faculty dean. The justice's presence on the committee that reviews the law dean's appointment entails conflict of interest. As a justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr ...

  6. Selection of cultural district CEO to begin

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Selection of the chief executive of the West Kowloon Cultural District will begin this month, with calls for a more transparent process and public endorsement ... Chung-kai, chairman of the cultural district authority's remuneration committee, said a recruitment board had met the headhunter to discuss the hiring of a 'project delivery' executive ...

  7. DAB selection speeches go public

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... young members with media skills. The party's 24 candidates for positions as deputy policy spokesmen, selected from among some 50 hopefuls, were yesterday questioned by party leaders and legislators on research papers they had submitted, and will present their policy proposals to the public in two weeks' time. 'We are being more selective this year and want to pick ...

  8. No committee seats will be contested

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Most seats on a committee that will select Macau's next leader have been filled through registration, rather than election, with only one candidate registered for each seat. Under Macau laws, 254 members of the 300-seat electoral committee to choose the chief executive must be elected from seven functional constituencies. But exactly 254 people had registered before ...

  9. Aussie mom happy with her selection

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the curriculum without having to refer to a committee or management. 'Once your child gets into high school, you need to consider what they will study and where they would like to study [at which ...

  10. Panel head plays down Legco role in selecting next chief justice

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... lawmakers that the legislature decided on the matter in 2002. 'The consensus was that we should insulate the process of selecting judges from interference and from the political process. While ... to vet the candidate for chief justice. 'Unless there are exceptional situations, it's common constitutional practice that the Legco will accept nominations of the selection ...




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