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  1. Transparency needed over use of consultants

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interest. The whole system is lacking transparency. Departments and bureaus do not need to explain why or how a consultant is chosen. A rigorous, open and objective selection process is needed ... transparency and accountability. Yet the manner in which these consultancy studies are conducted fails to meet these goals. The studies are important because they deal with issues that can have ...

  2. Draft law to make fuel pricing transparent

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The proposed competition law would give consumers more information and provide greater transparency on price changes for fuel, Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau ... the transparency of how they were set. 'It might offer more information to consumers to understand how prices are changed,' he said. Mr Yau was responding to complaints that fuel companies ...

  3. HK$10m refit for Government House

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be 'transparent' in releasing details of the renovations- alterations that might be vetoed or curtailed by the Antiquities Authority, as the Government House has been declared a monument since 1995. ... Wah-ming, an outgoing Democratic Party lawmaker, said: 'The government should be transparent and tell the public what specific works are involved. The works should not be luxurious ...

  4. Open media briefings central to accountability

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... happens in Hong Kong, despite a pledge by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen after he took office as chief executive to make his administration more accessible, transparent and accountable. Officials still ... new ideas, it's hard to argue that the government should hide behind nameless officials. Let's get these announcements on the record. It is only in this way that transparency ...

  5. Time to put a stop to anonymous briefings

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The need for transparency and accountability in government has become increasingly clear during the many ups and downs Hong Kong has experienced since the handover. Accountability ... for their actions. His successor, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, has pledged to do better, by making the administration more accessible, transparent and accountable. But the way the government has been handling its ...

  6. Outgoing chief leaves a dubious legacy

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... their affairs with more transparency. That is necessary to foster mutual trust between officials and the public. With only a few months left of Tsang's second term in office, Hong Kong people ...

  7. Hunger strike puts spotlight on acclaimed school

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the school was being dishonest by not disclosing its performance statistics. 'I understand that it's unrealistic to ask for total transparency, but the school shouldn't tell ...

  8. Appointments that call for greater accountability

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consistently appoints candidates from a small pool of talent with little transparency in the selection process, it leaves itself open to the accusation of cronyism. The government does not have ... councillors. Increasing the transparency of the selection process - or reducing the number of appointments - will help boost public confidence; otherwise, there is a danger of creating a small-circle ...

  9. Official probe into claims of vote-rigging

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... saying that if fraud had occurred, authorities would 'definitely' uncover it. Tsang said: 'Hong Kong's electoral system is fair, open, just and transparent. Bribery ...

  10. My painful lesson

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... integrity and transparency at the highest levels of government must be tightened to meet the expectations of the Hong Kong people. 'As the chief executive, it is my solemn duty to address ... that the level of transparency expected extends beyond simply complying with the rule book', Tsang points out that while the existing code for officials requires political appointees to seek ...




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