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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Dr Ko Wing-man

Leung Chun-ying under fire for urging Hongkongers to stop buying live chicken

Lawmakers accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of being insensitive to stricken chicken farmers by urging Hongkongers to consider ending their tradition of buying live poultry for cooking.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 3:37pm 3 comments

Who said it?

We don't intend to place the blame for the mistakes on our frontline law enforcement staff as they work very hard

Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man apologising to the mainlanders mistakenly charged with exceeding the two-tin limit on milk powder


Try to keep the government out of regulating the internet

23 Mar 2013 - 2:55am

Apology to 12 cross-border travellers over mistaken milk powder arrests

A lawmaker has attacked the government for refusing to say which infant milk formulas are restricted from being taken out of Hong Kong. The criticism came after Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man apologised yesterday to 12 mainlanders carrying rice-based baby cereal, who were mistakenly arrested at the border.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:50am 5 comments

Formula curbs not aimed at mainland tourists, says food chief

Ko Wing-man has responded to questions regarding the controversial two-tin cap on infant formula exports in an interview with the Beijing News published on Wednesday, 

6 Mar 2013 - 4:12pm

Who said it?

If I cried, or if I ever felt wrongly criticised, I felt it for my colleagues rather than myself

Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man on his experience fighting Sars


The visit is an important event for our bilateral ties, and we expect rich results will come out of it

23 Feb 2013 - 4:12am

Cross-border traders rush to stockpile milk formula ahead of curbs

Cross-border traders were rushing to store up on milk formula on Friday morning, in the final hours before the government’s expected launch of new measures to curb the trade.

1 Feb 2013 - 6:12pm 2 comments

Controls on milk formula likely soon, says health chief

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said on Wednesday morning the government was studying the feasibility of adding the formula under the Reserved Commodities Ordinance to prevent parallel trading.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Unpopularity of Leung's policy address 'not surprising', health minister says

The health minister acknowledged that the public was less satisfied with Leung Chun-ying’s policy address than with the maiden speeches of the last two leaders, adding that the current government faces an uphill climb amid recent controversies.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, December 2, 2012

Customers of a travel agency - whose licence was temporarily revoked after clients complained of being stranded abroad when the firm failed to pay their tour guides - said yesterday that they were given promissory notes for trip refunds. They can claim the money in two weeks. Five branches of SIG Holiday, run by former Travel Industry Council chairman Simon Hau Suk-kei, had closed, but Hau claimed the branches were being renovated.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:28am

Private hospitals not watched closely enough, minister says

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man admitted yesterday that the Department of Health "has not fully exercised its power" in monitoring private hospitals.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:45am