Cheung Man-Kwong

Teachers' chief in poll pull-out

Professional Teachers' Union president Fung Wai-wah announced yesterday he was pulling out of the Legislative Council election due to health reasons.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Candidates jabs 'tough on top bureaucrats'

Chief executive candidates who criticise statutory bodies will put senior executives of those bodies in a difficult situation and affect their morale, a lawmaker says.

Such criticism might make the executives worry their decisions would be questioned by the future leader if their heads sided with his rival, Democratic Party lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong said yesterday.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A coalition government unlikely, says Democrat

A coalition government in the next administration is unlikely as pan-democrats would find it difficult to support all government policies, said veteran Democratic Party lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong yesterday.

Democratic Party members would also be unwilling to join the Executive Council even if invited, Cheung said.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Too many trainees, says birth doctor

Two-thirds of obstetricians in public hospitals are trainees, a situation one leading doctor says is 'unhealthy and unsustainable'.

Of 220 obstetricians in the public system only 80 are fully registered, Dr Cheung Tak-hong said. 'In a team of five doctors, only two are specialists and the other three are still learning.'

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Legco to hold hearing on setting up sex-offenders register

Legislators plan a hearing on setting up a register of sex offenders that would enable child-related services to check if staff have criminal records.

Education sector lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong yesterday suggested Legco hold a session to hear the views of the education and rehabilitation sectors.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Library short HK$21m in unpaid fines

More than HK$21 million is outstanding in accumulated library fines, but the Leisure and Cultural Services Department does not plan any new penalties to crack down on errant borrowers.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

University heads branded 'dictators'

A lawmaker has accused university heads of being dictatorial over their reluctance to increase administrative transparency and establish an inter-institutional committee to handle complaints.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Exco agrees to HK$3b in quake relief funds

The Executive Council yesterday approved spending up to HK$3 billion on earthquake relief in Sichuan - days after a government source suggested the total donation could exceed HK$10 billion.

The government is not saying if the sum approved is the first instalment of a bigger gift to the province, because it wants to avoid a backlash from lawmakers and the public.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Sub-degree proposals 'miss the point'

The billion-dollar proposals to prop up the ailing sub-degree sector fail to address the root of the problems, the head of the largest teaching union said yesterday.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Warning on new school closures

Secondaries may face axe if enrolments fall: Suen

Secondary schools might not be spared from the axe if they fail to maintain enrolments in the face of falling student numbers, the education chief told legislators this week.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Lawmaker attacks changes to admission scheme

A lawmaker has criticised changes to the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, saying they may deprive young people in Hong Kong of development opportunities. Restrictions on people applying to migrate to the city under the scheme were relaxed four months ago.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Rules for school access

Guidelines have been issued for tutorial schools planning to set up in residential buildings or the residential part of composite buildings.

The Town Planning Board yesterday said tutorial schools must have separate stairs or lifts to minimise disturbance to residents.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Teachers fear government has changed tack

Doubt over whether jobs will be saved

The largest teachers union has accused the government of going back on its promises over a scheme intended to minimise redundancies of secondary school teachers in the face of curriculum change and a falling student population.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Minister faces new barrage over small classes

The education minister again came under fire in the legislature yesterday for delaying the introduction of small-class teaching.

Speaking at a special meeting of the Legislative Council Finance Committee, Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung pleaded for more time, saying small-class teaching demanded huge resources.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

13 primary schools face closure over low intake

Among the doomed group is one that fought back from the brink in 2004

Thirteen primary schools have been ordered to stop admitting Primary One pupils from September after failing to attract the minimum 23 children needed to operate a class.

Last year, nine primary schools were ordered to stop admitting new pupils.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am