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  1. Accounts staff blamed for travel claims leak

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... deputy secretary of home affairs Stephen Fisher quoted Mr Lam as saying it may have been internal accounting staff who sent an anonymous fax on July 14, 2005, to the media and his office. ... said Mr Fisher, now director of the Social Welfare Department. Lam allegedly claimed the full allowance of A$268 (HK$1,929.25) a day for the six trips when he was only entitled to 60 per cent, ...

  2. HK$300m short-term boost for welfare pay

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... solution'. Director of Social Welfare Stephen Fisher said the measures were advanced in response to the demands of the welfare sector. 'We shall apply for a one-off grant of HK$200 million from the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee to assist those organisations with financial or recruitment problems,' Mr Fisher said. 'In the market, the starting salaries of many posts have been ...

  3. Legislators press for anti-bias law to protect mainland migrants

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said it would not be possible to include mainlanders in the ordinance 'because we are all Chinese'. The proposed Racial Discrimination ... legislation to cover new Chinese arrivals in Hong Kong. Criticising the scope of the definitions laid out in the bill, she told Mr Fisher at yesterday's home affairs panel meeting: ...

  4. A leader who cannot learn from his mistakes

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines What does it take for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to admit that he was wrong? Or maybe, more tellingly, what does it take for him to learn the lessons of an easily ... that the fallout would hit them in the coming Legislative Council election. Even so, Mr Tsang thought he could still remain quiet and despatch one of his least popular ministers, Stephen Lam Sui-lung, ...

  5. Fear of the unspeakable

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Insecurity is a terrible thing, and when it comes to insecurity over national identity, the repercussions are profound on a personal and a political level. These thoughts ... to the same objective. Political and moral cowardice is rarely a recipe for success. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  6. Pacific Concord shareholders reluctantly vote for buyout

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Independent shareholders of property developer Pacific Concord Holdings have voted in favour of a controversial privatisation offer which had been criticised as 'ridiculously cheap'. The approval at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday cam ...

  7. HK ignoring children's views says UN

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung The SAR government has been criticised by a United Nations committee for not doing enough to protect children's rights. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher ... on the steps that have been taken to protect the city's children. At Tuesday's hearing, Mr Fisher said the government will set up a Children's Rights Forum by the end of the year. ...

  8. Anti-poverty group may survive if members want it to, says head

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... meeting tomorrow. Stephen Fisher told the South China Morning Post that members could suggest the form of the new body and who should be chairman. 'The possibility of setting up a similar body really depends on whether most of the members want it. It really depends on whether they will fight for it at our June 1 meeting,' Mr Fisher said. He said talks with some members ...

  9. Middle-class forum may be expanded if it takes off

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher was responding to Legco home affairs panel members, who demanded that the government open the forum to the public. Social welfare representative Fernando ... being gauged were taken from a selected few. Addressing their concerns, Mr Fisher said the government would consider increasing the number of participants if there was a big response after ...

  10. Massive advisory panel mooted

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... executive, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher told the Legislative Council's home affairs panel. But he refused to say whether the group would be consulted on constitutional ... members can be immediately consulted [through e-mail] for any urgent issues.' Mr Fisher said the network would be important when there was too little time for the government to issue ...




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