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  1. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Overspending 'was not a sin', Timothy Tong Hin-ming tells select committee

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Tanna Chong

    ... anti-corruption chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming yesterday told a Legislative Council select committee hearing he was aware of "imperfections and inadequacies" during his tenure, but said his ... matter, what more can I say?" It was unclear whether he would attend the next meeting, scheduled for March 1, of the committee, which was set up to investigate him in addition to an inquiry ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Selectively blinkered view on the realities of universal suffrage

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Selectively blinkered view on the realities of universal suffrage Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor called for Hong Kong people to accept basic realities on political reform. Yet she is peculiarly selective as to which realities she herself chooses to accept (" Back to basics ", March 3). In particular, her assertion that a nominating ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    CCP Central Committee members to be selected by competitive election, says Party spokesperson (UPDATED)

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 07:02am by John Kennedy

    ... that members of the new Central Committee will be chosen through secret ballot in what Xinhua calls a competitive election; missing though is any information on just how competitive an election ... Kong time, Xinhua published a list of the 41 chairs of the Central Committee meeting during the 18th Party Congress which opens today. A few minutes ago, Chinese political gossip site Boxun ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government's commitment to Basic Law text cannot be selective

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:16pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... Michael Davis Michael Davis says officials should take account of its full meaning Government commitment to Basic Law text can't be selective The government has argued that civic ... of the full text. Article 45 says: "The method of selecting the chief executive shall be specified in the light of the actual situation in the Hong Kong special administrative region ...

  7. Select committee's verdicts on those involved

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The select committee deeply regrets that as PSCS with 26 years' experience in the AO grade, Mr Wong did not have the sense of responsibility and alertness which he should possess, nor had ... executive (works) administration: 'The select committee considers that Mr Mak and Mr Wong discharged their responsibilities in vetting and assessing Mr Leung's application. The select ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ADMINISTRATION

    Octogenarian officials cannot stand for re-election to Hong Kong's governing committee

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:11pm

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Amid criticism, three Sports Federation and Olympic Committee officers will be replaced Octogenarian officials to stand down Three ageing Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee vice-presidents will be replaced next month amid criticism of its domination by a small cadre who have power over the selection of athletes for the Olympics, Asian ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Concerned about pro-Beijing camp's definition of nominating committee

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... and open elections, or his interpretation that leaves the selection of candidates solely with a committee. This is the relevant part of Article 45 of the Basic Law: "The ultimate aim is the selection of the chief executive by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures." Broken down into two parts, ...




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