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David Ford

Tributes all in worst possible taste

After Uncle Tung has received his presents from the provinces of China, the presents will continue to come.

Various large companies have been devising plans to make patriotic, expensive gifts or donations to celebrate the handover.

Wednesday, 25 June, 1997, 12:00am

Rug dealer vows to blacklist Sir David

A RUG dealer who lost his lawsuit against former chief secretary Sir David Ford at the Small Claims Tribunal yesterday has vowed to blacklist him for any future transactions in his shops.

The decision brought disappointment to Richard Parsons, director of Tribal Rugs, who for the first time had sued a customer who failed to collect an order.

16 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

False prophet

TSANG Yok-Sing suggests in his Tuesday column that even the Governor's victory in a tennis match over the allegedly better-trained Sir David Ford is more than what it seems. It is conspiracy theorists such as Tsang who claim to have the uncanny clairvoyance to spot conspiracy everywhere in the air. Hasn't China suffered more than enough in various senseless ideological struggles?

3 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Ford stresses records will not be passed over

CHIEF Secretary Sir David Ford yesterday assured civil servants that records of individuals would not be passed over to the Chinese side and access to those records would be extremely limited.

23 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Patten wins showdown with deputy

CHRIS Patten leaned over the net on the centre court at Victoria Park, shook hands with Sir David Ford and said: ''That's why you're the Chief Secretary and I'm the Governor.'' Mr Patten partnered Indian tennis star Vijay Armitraj to beat Sir David and American Roscoe Tanner in an exhibition match at the Marlboro Championships.

22 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Sir David defends job

OUTGOING Chief Secretary Sir David Ford yesterday defended his three-year contract for his new job as Hong Kong's London Commissioner.

''It is a matter for the Government, of course, how they can best make use of my services. I am glad that most people in the community think it is a good way of making use of David Ford and I'm certainly very happy to hear that too,'' he said.

23 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Ford put HK first

THE stepping down of Sir David Ford as Chief Secretary marks the end of an era. As the last expatriate to hold the post, Sir David has carried out his responsibilities with distinction and unswerving commitment, always putting the territory's interests first. This has not been easy, especially when the territory's interests have not necessarily been the same as Britain's or China's interests.

22 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

A proud day for junior leaders

THE Chief Secretary, Sir David Ford, inspects a passing-out parade of Junior Leaders Corps of the Royal Hongkong Regiment (The Volunteers) at its Happy Valley headquarters recently.

30 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Praise for youth scheme

CHIEF Secretary Sir David Ford yesterday praised the annual summer youth programme (SYP), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. More than 1.5 million young people are expected to join in the 14,000 activities planned for this year, at a cost of $39 million.

11 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

It's Sir David acting

AN invitation arrives from the Hongkong Academy for Performing Arts for its graduation rites on July 1 at the Lyric Theatre.

The great and the good (and others like yours truly) invited to the ceremony are requested to be ''seated before the arrival of His Honour, Deputy to the Governor, Sir David Ford, KBE, LVO, JP, Acting President of the Academy''.

24 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Out of limelight but still on his toes

IT'S a question - always popped with raised eyebrows or furrowed brows - that one keeps frequently hearing around town: What's Chief Secretary Sir David Ford up to these days?

28 May 1993 - 12:00am

Top aides move above $100,000 mark

TWO former aides to the Governor, Mr Chris Patten, and the Chief Secretary, Sir David Ford, have been moved up the promotion ladder in the Government's latest round of advancement exercises for senior staff.

14 Jan 1993 - 12:00am