Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam 'happy to see re-emphasis on Basic Law' after Li Fei visit

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam greets Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei in a luncheon with lawmakers and officials in Government House, Central 22NOV13

Hongkongers are re-focusing on the Basic Law in their recent discussions about the city’s electoral reform, said Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday. 

Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 4:33pm 3 comments

No strain in the Leung-Tsang relationship, says CE

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah (left) and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: David Wong

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Wednesday denied a claim he was at odds over issues with Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, saying instead they worked well together.

The claim was made by a Leung ally, Hang Lung Properties chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung at a forum on Tuesday.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Chief secretary takes case for landfill expansion to Tuen Mun councillors

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (left) and Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing take questions at a Tuen Mun district council meeting on Thursday.  Photo: Dickson Lee

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Thursday met Tuen Mun district councillors in a last-ditch effort by the government to rally support for a controversial landfill extension plan.

In her opening speech to the councillors, Lam said the government would not withdraw the proposal and would table it to the Legislative Council for a funding approval on Friday as planned.

11 Jul 2013 - 9:50pm

Arts hub will not seek new funding, says Lam

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Construction of some facilities at the West Kowloon arts hub may be delayed and it is likely to include more flats and offices as it tries to survive without further government funding.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 3 comments

Leung Chun-ying, Carrie Lam defend ministers after Regina Ip's criticism

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: David Wong

Executive councillor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee says some ministers are not professional enough and the financial secretary is a miser.

But her comments yesterday drew a swift defence of the governing team from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 3 comments

Carrie Lam says she's staying put … for now

Carrie Lam and CY Leung deny there is tension. Photo: David Wong

A dozen years ago, we had the "Tung-Chan partnership"; now it's the "Leung-Lam partnership". And once again there's talk of strains in the relationship between the government's top two people.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 1 comment

Working relationship with chief executive is fine, says chief secretary

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday rejected suggestions that she would resign early because she had only a minor role to play in the current administration.

Lam, the city’s second highest ranking official, was responding to questions over her relationship with her boss Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 1 comment

My team is in perfect harmony, says Leung

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The relationship between Leung Chin-ying and his chief secretary is one of "perfect harmony", the chief executive said yesterday, rejecting suggestions that they are on bad terms.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor "is my right-hand woman. I very much respect her opinions," Leung said.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill expansions

A rubbish truck is sprayed as it enters the South East New Territories landfill at Tai Chik Sha in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: Felix Wong

Top officials were still seeking support yesterday from lawmakers for plans to expand rubbish dumps, despite the announcement of measures aimed at easing opposition.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Secretary's short-lived stint with press pack

The top media aide at the Chief Secretary's Office has become one of the most short-lived press secretaries in recent years, as Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor replaced Gilford Law Sun-on this week. Law made way for new press secretary Andy Lam Siu-hong after only 18 months in the job from November 2011, during Stephen Lam Sui-lung's term as chief secretary.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 1 comment

Exco sticks to recommended pay rises for civil service

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Resisting pressure from civil service unions, the government is sticking to its pay rise offer of less than 4 per cent for its employees this year.

The decision was made yesterday by the Executive Council amid growing tension between the government and its staff.

Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor urged unions boycotting the pay system to "change their minds".

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 1 comment

Carrie Lam urges unions to rejoin civil service pay panel

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: David Wong

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor - who is the acting chief executive while Leung Chun-ying is in New York - has called on police unions and disciplinary services unions to “change their minds” on a boycott over an unpopular pay rise for civil servants.

She urged them to return to the government pay adjustment mechanism, which they decided to quit in protest of this year’s pay rise offer.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Barry Cheung held in the highest regard, before the downfall of HKMEx

Barry Cheung holds a Harvard Business School MBA.

He was once named the best public servant by the government's No 2 official, but until Saturday the public knew little about Barry Cheung Chun-yuen.

"He is not even one of the best. He is the best," Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told a Chinese-language newspaper in an interview three years ago.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 4 comments

Negative news is the media 'fulfilling its mission': Carrie Lam

Winners (clockwise from top left) Hedy Bok, Charlotte So, Minnie Chan, Denise Tsang, Sandy Li, Peggy Sito, Cheng Kok-yin, Niall Fraser and Sam Tsang. Photo: Dickson Lee

Officiating at the 2012 News Awards prize presentation ceremony in which the South China Morning Post won 11 prizes, Lam said it was newspapers' mission to unmask secrets. "Some of the award-winning scoops today may not be a delight to see, but … they are fulfilling the mission of the press," she said.

30 Apr 2013 - 3:53am

ICAC chiefs should be open to investigation, says Carrie Lam

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng. Photo: Nora Tam

Apparently targeting former commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming for the first time, Lam said that while the Independent Commission Against Corruption was independent of the government, its officers were bound by the rules on civil servants, which included the giving of gifts.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 10 comments