Alan Leong Kah-Kit

Rule me out of forging consensus on political reform: Elsie Leung

Elsie Leung. Photo: David Wong

Elsie Leung Oi-sie, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee that advises the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the Basic Law's implementation, told the South China Morning Post it would not be suitable for her to take up such a role because she did not hold any portfolio on constitutional reform, official or otherwise.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:27am

Cross-party platform could solve deadlock over reform

Alan Leong thinks Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing (above) would ensure fair speech. Photo: May Tse

A cross-party platform similar to the format of the Basic Law Consultative Committee established almost three decades ago could help bring about a breakthrough to the apparent political deadlock in the electoral reform, a leading pan-democratic lawmaker suggests.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Civic Party to join civil-disobedience plan 'Occupy Central'

Alan Leong Kah-kit

The Civic Party will join "Occupy Central", a civil-disobedience movement that party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit describes as the "only tangible last resort" to strive for democracy in the city.

14 Mar 2013 - 5:29am 3 comments

Leung Chun-ying blames political rivals for all woes, lawmaker says

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: AP

Leung Chun-ying believes his political opponents are entirely to blame for the difficulties his administration faces, Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit says.

Leung should reflect deeply because he felt he had done nothing wrong during his seven months in office, Leong said after a breakfast meeting with the chief executive yesterday.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment

Alan Leong's comments on Article 23 seen as trade-off by fellow democrats

Alan Leong

Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit has caused a stir by declaring he "did not mind" accepting anti-subversion legislation in Hong Kong if Beijing allows "genuine" universal suffrage.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Anti-Leung rally organisers warn of infiltrators

Thousands participated in a pro-Leung Chun-ying demonstration on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Organisers of the January 1 protest march, which will demand Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s resignation, are worried that opponents may sneak into their peaceful ranks to provoke chaos, they said on Monday.

Their remarks, made on radio programmes, came a day after a cameraman was punched during a pro-government rally and a reporter suffered a minor injury near his right eye.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Handover blamed for private hospitals not providing free beds

Dr Ko Wing-man

Officials blamed the 1997 handover as well as missing documents for some private hospitals having not been required to set aside 20 per cent of their beds for the needy.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:27am

All Around Town, October 11, 2012

Fat chance of perfect air, official warns

Cleaning the air is as difficult as losing weight, according to a senior environmental official, who made the comparison when telling the media not to expect too much in the next round of clean-air targets.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:30am

Tsang accused of abusing power while Legco president

Tsang and Leong seeking Legco presidency. Photo: Sam Tsang

Veteran Beijing loyalist politician Jasper Tsang Yok-sing found himself caught between a rock and a hard place yesterday in a forum on the election of the Legco president.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

Civic Party defends election strategy despite two big losses

Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit on Monday. Photo: Nora Tam

The Civic Party on Tuesday continued to defend its election strategy that ended with two of its star members losing their seats.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Basic flaw

The turnout for the July 1 march, the biggest in seven years, confirmed opinion polls that show the Hong Kong public is deeply unhappy, a fact reflected in low support ratings for both the chief executive and the Legislative Council.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Man who mailed knife to lawmaker 'mentally ill'

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


What can be done to reduce domestic violence?

Domestic violence is perhaps Hong Kong's most serious problem. Most worrying of all, legislators, the Social Welfare Department, police, social workers and women's groups have absolutely no idea how to stop it.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Nervous, excited - Alan Leong's wife reluctant to steal limelight

While Alan Leong Kah-kit was relishing his moment in the media spotlight yesterday, his wife, Carol Chen Suk-yi, was taking her usual low-key approach to events.

Even so, she admitted not sleeping well the night before.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Alan Leong's plan to combat social ills

Chief executive election hopeful Alan Leong Kah-kit will today unveil his platform for combatting poverty, with a main theme of preventing family violence and creating more education and job opportunities for the young.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am