A former district councillor previously jailed for theft has admitted stealing more than HK$300,000 from 57 people and gambling away their money instead of organising advertised tours to Macau.Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am
A former district councillor previously jailed for theft has admitted stealing more than HK$300,000 from 57 people and gambling away their money instead of organising advertised tours to Macau.15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
If you have a passion for politics, being a district councillor's assistant could be a good stepping stone. North District councillor Jiff Yiu Ming (right), of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), was a district councillor assistant before he himself became a district councillor in 2007.6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Au Nok-hin, Lo Kin-hei and Ben Chung Kam-lun have a lot in common: they are pan-democrats in their twenties who won seats in this month's district council elections.
The trio also shares the same political vision of their district councillor posts as life-long, full-time careers, instead of as traditional stepping stones to the city's legislature.21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam was celebrating last week.
The chairwoman of the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group, dedicated to stopping the government and a district council from installing railings along walking trails, was jubilant that her group's campaign against building a wall in Old Peak Road appeared to be bearing fruit.15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Appointed district councillors are more likely to receive government honours than their elected peers despite a lower rate of participation in council work, a study has found.
The observation was made by New Forum, a government-friendly political group, which concluded that appointed seats on district councils should be phased out.11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
The city's 18 district councils are being urged to cut down on the use of paper - currently well over two million pages a year - while increasing transparency by posting more documents online.4 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Former North District councillor Au Wai-kwan, 58, was found guilty in the District Court of falsely claiming to have spent HK$737,000 on the salaries of two assistants. Au had pleaded not guilty but was convicted of seven counts of fraud by Deputy Judge Anthony Kwok Kai-on. Au, whose wife was found not guilty, was remanded in custody to await sentencing.16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Government-appointed district councillors yesterday said a constitutional reform proposal which could rob them of their right to stand for and elect their colleagues in Legislative Council elections was unfair.10 Nov 2009 - 12:00am