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Audit Commission

Broadcast review rules out RTHK

Panel calls for new, independent public service broadcaster

Hong Kong needs a new, independent public broadcaster, but it should not be formed by transforming RTHK, an independent review panel has concluded.

Sunday, 18 March, 2007, 12:00am

In Brief

Committee criticises collection of fines

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

RTHK chief open to outsider as his deputy

RTHK's chief promised yesterday he would work closely with his new No2 even if the person comes from the government ranks, after calling for months to have the post filled by internal promotion.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Watchdog dismayed at RTHK's failings

Public Accounts Committee finds the broadcaster's irregularities unacceptable

A report expressing dismay over RTHK's failure to address irregularities and comply with government regulations was issued by the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee yesterday. It said the situation was unacceptable.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Cracks in the system

The Grand Promenade political saga may have drawn to a close with the recent out-of-court settlement between former building chief Leung Chin-man and the Audit Commission, but there is a lingering sense of confusion and mistrust over the government's handling of the affair.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Between a rock and a grand place

The Grand Promenade and RTHK sagas have stirred controversy and put the Audit Commission in the spotlight. Ironically, the commission's reports on the two issues have been treated very differently by some legislators.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tamar podium proposal chokes free flow of air

News that the authorities are considering building the government offices at Tamar on a podium adds insult to injury when it comes to town planning in Hong Kong and poses yet another threat to the quality of the air we breathe ('Developers want to build Tamar complex on huge podium', May 15).

18 May 2006 - 12:00am

Improved system sought to collect outstanding fines

Departments should be co-ordinated by the government to improve efficiency in collecting outstanding fines, the director of audit said yesterday.

Speaking at the Legco Public Accounts Committee, Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun said the Director of Administration wing ought to take the lead and co-ordinate departments such as the judiciary and police to increase efficiency.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

On the shelf

Buyers browse through the wares on offer at the International Museum Day carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. About 7,200 old museum publications, some of which had gathered dust after being left unsold since being published 16 years ago, were snapped up during the two-day carnival, aimed at arousing young people's interest in museums.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Just following procedure

When a civil servant makes a mistake, do you blame him or the system that allows the mistake to occur? If the mistake was made after he followed all the procedures set up to help him come to a proper decision, how should he be dealt with?

13 May 2006 - 12:00am