Elsie Leung

Strength of Hong Kong's judiciary should be an example to the mainland

Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li delivers a speech at The Ceremonial Opening of Legal Year 2013 at City Hall. Photo: Sam Tsang

Judges, in Hong Kong and elsewhere, are supposed to remain above the rough and tumble of politics and, when controversy whirls around them, they remain calm and, yes, judicious.

Wednesday, 16 January, 2013, 2:41am 1 comment

Poverty commission rich in irony

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

So, you think the new poverty commission will finally rid Hong Kong of its shame - a society where tycoons blow millions on weddings while bent old women scavenge to survive? Stop dreaming. That's because Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is heading the commission.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:21am 2 comments

Elsie Leung backed in rule of law row

Former Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie

An outspoken member of the Basic Law Committee has backed former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie, who caused a storm last week when she said Beijing's guarantee that Hong Kong would remain unchanged for 50 years did not extend to the legal system.

12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am 1 comment

Lawmakers shocked by Elsie Leung's remarks on Hong Kong's rule of law

Elsie Leung

Pan-democratic lawmakers yesterday called on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to clarify the administration's stance on the rule of law after what one described as worrying and shocking remarks by former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie last week.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:10am

Public criticism of judicial edicts within reason

Your editorial ("Elsie Leung's criticism of the city's top court may have been unwise", October 19) raises intriguing questions about judicial independence and free speech.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am 1 comment

What future for Hong Kong if the majority are silenced?

Former Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie. Photo: Sam Tsang

Anyone who dares to express an opinion that deviates from the anti-China, anti-government "intrinsic truth" will see their views silenced or twisted. Those very few whose views our dissidents cannot completely banish become targets of a lynch-mob mentality.

26 Oct 2012 - 7:40am 15 comments

City Digest, October 18, 2012

Farmer seeks payout over dumping

18 Oct 2012 - 3:06am

City Digest, October 10, 2012

Court grants CY's poll expenses correction

The Court of First Instance yesterday granted Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's application to amend the return of his election expenses owing to minor typographical errors and miscalculations, which it found had not been made in bad faith. Leung changed his reported election expenses from HK$11.31 million from HK$11.9 million.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

One country?

What exactly was discussed earlier this month when Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong, Wang Guangya , summoned the city's leading loyalists to a meeting in Shenzhen? All we know for sure is that the meeting took place. New People's Party chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee confirmed she attended. As for substance, we only know what attendees leaked to the media.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legal intent

Dear Secretary, Please accept my congratulations upon your new appointment. Although you face many challenges, you have wide experience in many roles, including Bar chairman, High Court recorder and adjunct law professor, and this will stand you in good stead.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung has 'no plans to push Article 23'

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday said he had 'no plans' to put forward legislation for a national security law.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Inner circle

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday announced the members of the Executive Council, a group of 14 advisers charged with assisting him in policymaking. The council, which meets once a week, must be consulted on important policy decisions and bills to be introduced to the Legislative Council, but Leung is not under any obligation to accept conclusions they present.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing loyalists salute newsman

Beijing loyalists and officials paid their last tributes yesterday morning at a public memorial for Lee Tze-chung, the respected newspaperman who challenged the central government in 1989.

The public memorial, which an 87-member committee organised, is the second (and last) day of a service for Lee at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leung has to master 3Rs to establish his new deal

When US president Franklin Roosevelt came into office during the Depression in the 1930s, he introduced his famous New Deal, with its '3Rs': relief, recovery and reform.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

People's champion or bogeyman?

Mention the name Leung Chun-ying, and you'll likely hear one of two seemingly diametrically opposed views of the new chief executive.

To some, he is a caring, trustworthy politician who stands up for the poor. To others, he is a cunning and calculating man who can never be taken at face value.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am