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  1. Will we bend border or Law for rail line?

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Reaction to the HK$65 billion cost of a planned cross-border high-speed rail line is not the government's only headache - officials are scratching their heads over how to set up a joint immigration checkpoint at its Hong Kong terminus without amending the Basic Law. The mini-constitution says that, with few exceptions, national laws cannot be enforced on Hong ...

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    Carrie Lam suffers approval dip over national education row: HKU poll

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Lam most popular despite ratings dip Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's public approval rating declined amid the controversial national education row, the latest University of Hong Kong poll has found. But Lam is still the most popular minister in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration. The decline came despite Lam ...

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    Tearful Carrie Lam says she put reputation on the line

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... on the line, says tearful Lam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor broke down in tears in a televised interview, admitting her credibility has suffered in the new administration. Losing her composure, Lam said that becoming entangled in the controversial national education debate had damaged people's faith in her. "Someone said I have had my popularity diminished by getting ...

  4. Fears of conflict over Lam roles persist

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said yesterday. The issue came to the fore in the past week amid criticism of EOC chairman Lam Woon-kwong's decision to accept the position of Executive Council convenor. Critics of his appointment said it risked creating a conflict of interest for Lam if the EOC took action against the administration. Of 4,844 complaints lodged under the anti-discrimination ordinances between ...

  5. Lam still stuck in dual-role dilemma

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... To stay or not to stay? It should not have been a difficult question for Lam Woon-kwong. But the new convenor of the Executive Council has spent the past two weeks wondering whether his ... decided to stay on in the chief executive's cabinet while serving out his term at the anti-discrimination watchdog, which expires in January. Whichever way Lam decided, the damage had already ...

  6. Welfare groups back EOC chief Lam's Exco role

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Three local welfare groups yesterday backed Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong to stay on as convenor of the Executive Council, despite concerns about a possible conflict of interest. The saga over whether Lam should quit Exco showed no sign of dying down yesterday, a week after he was named to the government's top advisory ...

  7. Carrie Lam praises disgraced minister's dedication

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Johnny Tam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor reiterated her support for disgraced former development minister Mak Chai-kwong, as Leung Chun-ying's team ... by the Independent Commission Against Corruption after two days of questioning over possible abuse of a civil service rent subsidy scheme, Lam commended her former colleague's devotion to serving ...

  8. Lam says 'two systems' intact

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'one country, two systems' principle. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that she could find no evidence from her experience in the administration to support the frequently levelled ... is accountable to the public,' the former secretary for development said. Lam insisted that the boundary between the two systems, as outlined in the Basic Law, was very clear and she promised ...

  9. Kuk chairman calls truce with Lam

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Thomas Chan Rural leader Lau Wong-fat and likely next chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor tried to cool an intensifying public debate on the New Territories small-house policy, triggered after Lam said it was time to draw a line for an end to the policy. Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and leader of tens of thousands of villagers who have benefited ...

  10. Lam 'asking for fight on small houses'

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong, Jolie Ho and Ada Lee The development chief's call to end the controversial small-house policy has sparked a public debate in which indigenous villagers accused Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of stirring up a hornets' nest. Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee chairman Leung Fuk-yuen said: 'Lam is asking for a fight. Our traditional right is protected by the Basic ...




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