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  1. Yvonne Choi's retirement brings top civil service reshuffle

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... director of the Information Services Department. Wong, 51, is considered a rising star in the administration close to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Apart from serving as director ... Ho-yuen, currently permanent secretary for the civil service, will succeed Choi in January following her retirement after 37 years in the civil service. 'Miss Choi has served with strong drive ...

  2. Junior civil servants may have to disclose jobs taken after retiring

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and stakeholders,' it read. Apart from public disclosure arrangements, questions identified by the review committee include possible changes in the composition of the Advisory Committee on Post-Service ... of the Legislative Council's public service panel on Monday. Panel chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said post-service jobs taken by all directorate civil servants should be disclosed for public supervision. ...

  3. A class apart

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Kitty Poon, Poon Kit

    ... Kitty Poon kittypoon@netvigator.com As Donald Tsang Yam-kuen prepares for his second term as chief executive, the hopes and fears of Hong Kong's middle class- the backbone of the community- need to be an important area of policy consideration. In fac ...

  4. Streets apart: pride and protest

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Dikky Sinn Anson Chan joins rally for universal suffrage, while thousands more enjoy rival parade to celebrate handover Tens of thousands of chanting protesters marched through Hong Kong yesterday demanding universal suffrage, matched by ...

  5. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service, where the boundary between politician and bureaucrat has become indistinct? The flat swapping once engaged in by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and his civil service colleague ... long been a culture within the civil service of accepting such devices rather than changing the rules to ensure they achieve their original intent. What have new Secretary for the Civil Service ...

  6. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The outgoing secretary for civil the service yesterday called Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's acceptance of gifts from tycoons ... one.' Yue, who turns 60 in October, will end 38 years of government service on July 1, when she and Tsang leave to make way for the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. ...

  7. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  8. Civil service not to blame, Mr Wang

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Problems with governance have been put under the public spotlight once again. This time, worryingly, the civil service has been singled out for blame for its inability to lead. ... initiative or whether they are merely passive paper pushers who can only execute decisions. One of the best legacies of British rule, the 160,000-strong civil service has been repeatedly praised ...

  9. We're being squeezed tighter than ever- it really is a dog's life

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Dog owners will be happy with the chief executive's policy address, but cat lovers may feel let down. Featuring a photo of poodles and smiling owners on a large public lawn, the policy summary leaflet announces a new government initiative to ...

  10. Crisis shows it pays to invest in public services

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... services simply do not have the sort of equipment and other resources that we take for granted here when there are emergencies. The performance of our officials and frontline and specialist staff ... are honest, we will acknowledge that it is also partly due to our material and institutional wealth that the government is able to deliver services that keep up with high expectations. It is worth ...




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