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Wednesday, 22 August, 2007, 12:00am

Police chief sent off with fanfare after 34 years

Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai ended his reign as head of Hong Kong's police force yesterday to the well known strains of Auld Lang Syne.

The police band struck up the Scottish folk tune - more commonly sung on New Year's Eve - to mark the end of Mr Lee's 34-year career with the force at his official farewell ceremony.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Hit right balance, Dick Lee tells recruits

Outgoing police commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday offered his advice and guidance to new recruits - telling them how to strike a balance when making decisions at work as well as finding an equilibrium between their professional and private lives.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

An inspiration for those who care to listen

Government officials seeking a model for inspiration need only look among their ranks to outgoing police chief Dick Lee Ming-kwai. Despite holding one of the toughest jobs in the civil service, he commands wide respect and is well liked by colleagues.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Dick Lee passes the baton to deputy, launching reshuffle of police top brass

A reshuffle of the top tier of the police force is under way after the government formally appointed Tang King-shing to replace retiring police commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday.

Mr Tang, 52, a deputy commissioner, will take up his new post on Tuesday when Mr Lee steps down.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Crime-fighter's farewell

When Dick Lee Ming-kwai was a promising young student of history at Chinese University, his lanky 1.92-metre frame drew the eye of a basketball coach. He began playing with the police team, although his family had few connections with law enforcement. He came to like his teammates and, after graduating, applied to join the force.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Force chief dismisses talk he will be minister

'Policeman's policeman' says he just wants to retire quietly

Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai has dismissed speculation he will become the security minister after he retires next year, saying he is not interested in any paid job.

Speaking on a radio programme, Mr Lee said he was looking forward to leading an ordinary life.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Police chief vows to personally probe threats to public figures

After Albert Ho attack, Dick Lee says he won't rule out help from overseas agencies

Police chief Dick Lee Ming-kwai pledged yesterday to look personally at all cases of intimidation and vandalism directed at public figures in the wake of the brutal attack on Democratic Party lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan.

23 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Police could also benefit from a five-day week, says Dick Lee

Police will study whether the force could also benefit from a five-day week, Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai said yesterday.

Mr Lee said a management review of the five-day week system would cover both civilian and uniformed staff.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Police look into extortion letter to property firms

Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday confirmed police were investigating an extortion case involving several property companies.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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