Ambrose Lee

Civil service must be taught integrity

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying certainly has not helped himself with his apparent lack of candour over unauthorised structures.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Security chief to retire after 38 years of service

Security Secretary Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong confirmed yesterday that he would be leaving the government after 38 years of service.

He also said Hongkongers had been enjoying more freedom since the handover.

For instance, 'there are 18 protests every day now, a number not seen in the past', he said.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Old toys attract customers with money to play with

Another second-hand speciality shop that has seen an influx of mainlanders in recent years is the Toy Museum in Central.

Filled with pre-loved toys, the 'museum' isn't so much a relic to the past as it is a shop for toy enthusiasts.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Manila officials in town

A top-level government delegation from the Philippines is meeting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen today to discuss the Manila hostage-taking tragedy in which eight Hong Kong people were killed.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong may raise Bangkok travel alert to most severe level

Hong Kong yesterday said it would consider raising its travel warning to Bangkok to the most severe level - black - if the situation in the Thai capital continued to deteriorate.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

No plan to relax controls on Vietnamese

Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong is not ready to consider relaxing immigration controls on Vietnamese nationals despite calls from lawmakers. In the Legislative Council yesterday, he cited statistics showing an average of 560 Vietnamese were arrested for offences in each of the past five years, which puts Vietnam second among all overseas countries.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Fire Services asked for report on security leak

Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo Bun has written to the Fire Services Department asking for a report on the latest security leak, in which more than 60 restricted documents were posted on the internet. Mr Woo requested a prompt and substantive reply, which he would use in deciding whether to launch a formal investigation.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Security chief says data leaks are unacceptable

Leaks of internal government data are unacceptable, the security chief has said after department personnel data was found in a common file-sharing programme.

The documents on Foxy - a free application popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan and on the mainland - included appraisals of workers in the fire services and food and environmental hygiene departments.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's failure in Thailand

When months of anti-government protests in Bangkok finally resulted in the closure of the Thai capital's airport, stranding hundreds of thousands of international travellers, the Hong Kong government seemed very slow to react.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Police supercomputer will help identify source of BEA rumours

Police are using a supercomputer to investigate the cause of the Bank of East Asia run.

Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday said the computer, which was previously used to track down those missing in the Indian Ocean tsunami four years ago, would help to trace the rumour that caused the financial chaos.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Hypocrisy a game two can play

How dare the French, Danish and other European consular chiefs dress down Hong Kong's security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong for refusing entry to foreign activists ahead of last week's Olympics torch run?

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Strip-search policy reviewed

Police were reviewing guidelines for frontline officers when conducting strip searches, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong told lawmakers yesterday. In the past five years, 41 complaints over strip searches had been received. Mr Lee said the investigations into 32 cases were complete, with 13 withdrawn, 13 found to be unsubstantiated and four classified as not pursuable.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Ambrose Lee visits ill policeman

Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday visited paralysed policeman Jacky Chu Chun-kwok during his visit to Guangzhou. Mr Chu was left in a near-vegetative state after being stabbed in the neck while on patrol in Cheung Sha Wan in 2005. Mr Lee also met Guangdong public security officials in Guangzhou yesterday.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fall in prosecutions

The number of criminal cases involving domestic violence that have not been prosecuted because of a lack of evidence rose from 23 to 178 between 2003 and last year. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said at a Legislative Council meeting yesterday that the cases dropped involved a reluctant witness, another reconciling with the offender and doubts over the credibility of a witness.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Security boss updates Australian treaty

Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong signed the Protocol Amending the Agreement for the Surrender of Accused and Convicted Persons between Hong Kong and Australia with Australian consul-general Murray Cobban yesterday. The existing agreement came into force in June 1997.

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am