Government has 'stalled' Medical Council reforms

The former head of the city's medical watchdog stepped down after 12 years, bitterly disappointed that the government snubbed plans to give the public a bigger say in a body critics say looks after its own kind.

Monday, 14 May, 2012, 12:00am


Hold off on lawmakers' pay rise, Emily Lau says

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Safe sex for pets? A night for the party animals to run wild

The animal welfare alliance STOP! certainly had a lot to celebrate at its third annual Safe Sex For Pets bash at the Fringe Club.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lieh Mak to quit early as ESF chairwoman

Professor Felice Lieh Mak is to resign as chairwoman of the English Schools Foundation at the end of March next year, six months before her three-year term ends. Lieh Mak, who has held the position since early 2004, said yesterday she would like to spend more time with her first grandchild, expected in a few weeks.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Advisory body's chairwoman reappointed

Teresa Cheng Yuek-wah will be reappointed chairwoman of the Transport Advisory Committee for two more years from October 1. The senior barrister has led her 15-strong team through many big transport issues, including a review of the taxi trade's competitiveness.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Funding under review

The University Grants Committee has announced the establishment of a working group to review academic research funding mechanisms.

UGC chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung said on Thursday that the working group would be chaired by president and provost of University College London Malcolm Grant.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

More UGC transparency promised

The University Grants Committee has pledged to boost transparency by meeting students and academics more often.

UGC chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung said the committee would like to get 'first hand opinions' from students and teaching staff over their expectations for and problems with their institutions.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Lily Chiang under pressure to step down as chamber boss

ICAC charge jeopardises chairwoman's political future

Lily Chiang Lai-lei is under pressure to step down from the helm of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce after she was charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New evidence to be called in Tourism Board row

New evidence will be called from fresh witnesses before a clash between former top officials of the Tourism Board is laid to rest.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

The suicide of an 11-year-old boy last week highlights the importance of providing the right kind of support and guidance for troubled youngsters, says Diane Bohm, 60, chairwoman of KELY

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

Photographic memory

Hong Kong Memory Study Association chairwoman Miki Lee Yuk-kuen attempts to make it into the record books yesterday by memorising 300 objects.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

In brief

chairwoman bemoans lack of time to scrutinise bills

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Parents step up campaign on ESF funding

A group of English Schools Foundation parent activists have stepped up their campaign to defend the organisation's government subvention, following Thursday night's key foundation meeting to approve a new draft ordinance.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Expand your vocabulary

Do you know the difference between 'subtle' and 'subtlety'?

subtle (adj) - not obvious; delicate and complex

If you are subtle, you don't do the obvious but takes a more discreet route. Something that is subtle is not easy to notice unless you pay careful attention.

subtlety (n) - the quality or state of being subtle

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

'Our townspeople have been cleaning the dead'

Connie Bragas-Regalado, who used to work in Hong Kong as a domestic helper and is a former chairwoman of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong, reached her home town of Saint Bernard, close to the scene of the disaster, late Friday.

Ms Regalado, currently chairwoman of Migrante International, knows the area and many of its inhabitants well.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am