HKU students get say on choice of vice chancellor
A full-time student will be elected to sit on the selection committee for the next vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, the first time students will have a say in who gets the job, the student union said yesterday. Professor Tsui Lap-chee said last year he would not renew his contract when it expires in August. The head-hunting process was still under way, the university said.
Court denies tycoon's bid for easing of asset freeze
The Court of Appeal denied a bid by tycoon Carson Yeung Ka-shing, facing money laundering charges, to have a freeze on his assets relaxed.
Constance Chan to be director of health
Centre for Food Safety controller Dr Constance Chan Hon-yee will succeed Dr Lam Ping-yan as director of health when he goes on pre-retirement leave on June 13.
Former graft-buster sets up political party
Former graft-buster Alex Tsui Ka-kit announced the formation of a political party, the People's Opposition Party, which he would co-chair with activist and marine instructor Philip Li Koi-hop. Tsui, former deputy head of operations at the Independent Commission Against Corruption, said the party would fight for cleaner politics and to narrow the wealth gap. Tsui and Li, who said they might run in the Legislative Council election, called for the government to help the poor but declined to discuss how.
Court decision today on Chen Ran challenge
The Court of First Instance will decide today whether to review the hiring of mainlander Chen Ran by the Chief Executive-Elect's Office. People Power member Jo Lee Wai-yee, who filed the legal challenge, said the hiring violated Article 99 of the Basic Law, which says public servants must be permanent residents. But the administration says it is legal under Article 101, which allows the hiring of qualified people from outside the city to fill professional and technical posts.