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  1. Fred Ma quits after brain condition found

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Enoch Yiu

    ... Ambrose Leung and Enoch Yiu Doctor advises minister to stop work Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang has resigned after being diagnosed with a brain condition. Mr Ma is the first minister to quit mid-term since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became chief executive in 2005. Mr Tsang accepted his resignation last night. Mr Ma, 56, the father of two ...

  2. Conditions on democracy damn HK to stagnation

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that benefit from the high land price policy and overspending on public works. They have little to gain, and maybe much to lose, from government action on competition, pollution, urban planning, tax ...

  3. Suen denies kidney failure hurts his work

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yam-kuen and the oldest minister, said his condition caused him fatigue but did not affect his work. He is the fifth senior government official known to have had serious medical treatment since September 2009. 'My kidney function has receded,' Suen said yesterday. 'I rely on kidney dialysis to get rid of the toxins... but it has not affected my work. The problem ...

  4. The real leading lights

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... schools are now taking part in the annual 'No Air-conditioning Day', when primary and secondary schools switch off air conditioners and turn on fans. While Mr Robins was only asking us to turn the lights off for three minutes, thousands of children have volunteered to go without air-conditioning for a whole day. In heat over 30 degrees Celsius, that is a noble gesture. Since ...

  5. Is Hong Kong ready for a five-day week?

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to adopt five-day work, they should discuss the arrangements with staff instead of changing the employment conditions unilaterally,' the association said. Meanwhile, police commissioner Dick ... Experts say Hong Kong has an outdated work ethic and the long hours people work have a negative impact on their private and work life The move to introduce a five-day work week ...

  6. Off with your jackets and on with some real action

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are actively working to combat pollution. However idealistic, ideas such as turning off the lights of Hong Kong for three minutes certainly help to increase public awareness. If the authorities ... MARY MELVILLE, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong has been slow to tackle the question of energy waste, in particular the overuse of air conditioning. With the call on civil servants to raise office ...

  7. Bureau must explain why it's replacing a policy that works with a witch-hunt

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The reports about unauthorised building works on the properties of government officials and lawmakers display aspects of a witch-hunt ('Tsang agrees to remove structure', June 2). As Y. B. So pointed out, there has been a history of official tolerance of such works as long as they do not present a public danger ('Blitz replaced policy which was flexible', ...

  8. History of post-retirement work

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Donald Tsang (executive director of New World Service Holdings, a unit of New World Development). Some retired civil servants turn to statutory organisations. Allan Chiang Yam-wang, who worked ...

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    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... for the Prosecutions Division, with dreadful timing, announced that there was no pressing need for Hong Kong to have an independent DPP as the existing system was working well. Although this will have played ...

  10. June 4 vigil a sign of healthy forces at work

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung If anyone believed that this year would herald an end of history- when the anniversary of the 1989 student-led movement enters its 21st year- the sea of candle-bearers in Victoria Park last Thursday revealed the opposite. While the flames show ...




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