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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