Elsie Leung Oi-Sie

Elsie Leung caught up in Rusal's byzantine politics

Elsie Leung

Elsie Leung caught up in Rusal's byzantine politics

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 3:35am

Rule me out of forging consensus on political reform: Elsie Leung

Elsie Leung. Photo: David Wong

Elsie Leung Oi-sie, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee that advises the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the Basic Law's implementation, told the South China Morning Post it would not be suitable for her to take up such a role because she did not hold any portfolio on constitutional reform, official or otherwise.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am

Pan-democrats' proposal may run into brick wall

Elsie Leung fears too many candidates for chief executive.

Elsie Leung Oi-sie said the proposal, which might result in a situation where dozens of candidates ran for chief executive, may not be in line with a NPC Standing Committee decision.

10 May 2013 - 5:45am 4 comments

Elsie Leung suggests threshold for Hong Kong's top job

Ex-justice chief Elsie Leung Oi-sie

Support from an eighth of nominating committee members could be a possible threshold for aspirants to enter the chief executive election under universal suffrage, Elsie Leung Oi-sie says.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am 12 comments

The better of two undesirable options for 2017 election

Elsie Leung Oi-sie

You really have to give it to Elsie Leung Oi-sie. Now in semi-retirement, it may be more comfortable for the Beijing loyalist to keep a lower profile and enjoy life. But foolhardiness or dedication to public service seems to compel her to speak up.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am 2 comments

Elsie Leung warns against 'stupid' votes in 2017 chief executive race

Elsie Leung

If Hongkongers are "stupid enough" to vote for a chief executive candidate who does not meet Beijing's criteria of "loving the country and loving Hong Kong", they should not blame Beijing for the consequences, former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie says.

8 Apr 2013 - 5:21am 15 comments

Who said it?

Xi Jinping

No country should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gain

Xi Jinping at the Boao Forum for Asia


It is impossible for universal suffrage in 2017 to be perfect, but it does not mean it cannot be accepted

Elsie Leung Oi-sie


8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

Patriotism need not be laid out in law: Elsie Leung

Elsie Leung Oi-sie

The city's chief executive must be a person who loves the country and Hong Kong to ensure good governance, but it is not necessary to set out this criterion in law, a Beijing-loyalist heavyweight says.

Elsie Leung Oi-sie, a deputy director of the Basic Law Committee, said the chief executive would not care about the betterment of the city if he did not love his homeland.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:05am 2 comments

Heavyweight Elsie Leung defends idea of primary race for top job

Elsie Leung Oi-sie. Photo: Simon Song

The deputy director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee and a National People's Congress (NPC) deputy, made the remarks in Beijing after Ming Pao newspaper cited a source saying a primary may be held for the next leadership race.

11 Mar 2013 - 8:59am 3 comments

Veteran Maria Tam rules out Basic Law Committee role for Stephen Lam

Maria Tam Wai-chu. Photo: May Tse

Former constitutional minister Stephen Lam Sui-lung will not replace Elsie Leung Oi-sie as deputy director of the Basic Law Committee as had been rumoured, veteran committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu said.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am

Hong Kong chief justice says criticism by ex-justice minister won't affect judges

Former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie. Photo: May Tse

Criticism by former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie of Hong Kong judges will not influence the decisions of courts, according to the city's top judge.

"[Leung] enjoys her freedom of expression. However, her remarks will not affect judges," Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said yesterday in response to questions after a ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year.

15 Jan 2013 - 5:40am

City Digest, December 7, 2012

Elsie Leung speaks out on Beijing's role in HK

7 Dec 2012 - 3:26am

Liberal judge Bokhary stands by his dissenting views

Kemal Bokhary

One of Hong Kong's best-known judges, who believes he was obliged to accept retirement because of his liberal views, yesterday again warned of the threat to the city's rule of law if judicial decisions were overturned outside the courts.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:40am 3 comments

Foolish to talk of moving faster towards 'one country'

Beijing loyalists did not learn a lesson from the national education debate. Photo: EPA

Why are we now, all of a sudden, refighting an old battle that was long settled? Didn't we painstakingly define and lock into place years ago how we differed from the mainland? That's what made it possible for capitalist Hong Kong to be reunited with communist China. Yet here we are, squabbling again over how to balance "one country" with "two systems".

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am 5 comments

Justice chief Rimsky Yuen calls for 'rational, unbiased' legal debate

Justice minister Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung. Photo: Felix Wong

Justice minister Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung yesterday called for rational, unbiased discussion of hotly debated legal issues to avoid the "polarisation and politicisation" of society.

He was speaking at a meeting of lawmakers shunned by ex-justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:18am