Two activists of the League of Social Democrats yesterday appealed against their convictions and sentence for disorderly behaviour over a rowdy protest in April last year.Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am
The outgoing transport and housing secretary cautioned the next administration yesterday, saying that it would take public support as well as hard-driving ministers to resolve today's complex social issues.22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The housing minister, Eva Cheng, does not want to stay in government after the end of her term in June.
Cheng said yesterday she had discussed it with her family and respected their wishes. She is the second top official to express an intention to leave, after the chief secretary, Stephen Lam Sui-lung.9 May 2012 - 12:00am
Lawmakers yesterday criticised the soaring cost of building the Sha Tin-Central railway link, and said the government's failure to start work sooner was partly to blame.
Last week the government said the long-awaited line would cost about HK$80 billion - a third higher than the previous estimate - because of inflation in the years before its expected completion in 2020.24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Public consultations are a mixed blessing to good governance. When they do not arrive at a clear consensus on legislative or administrative proposals, vested interests quickly move in to exert pressure and the result is official procrastinating and backtracking.17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's housing minister is standing firm on a plan to ban the confusing practice of overstating the size of new flats for sale, with the bill to go before lawmakers next Wednesday, despite developers' objection.14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
One of the much-touted aims of this administration, greater transparency, is proving to be a public relations disaster.21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Locally registered, right-hand-drive cars were involved in five times as many accidents in Hong Kong as left-hand-drive cars from the mainland over the past five years, the transport minister said yesterday.16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
The housing minister yesterday stood firm against developers' proposals to use 'gross floor area' as the basis for listing property prices, warning that to do so would cause more confusion for buyers.30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said there was overwhelming public support for building a HK$136.2 billion third runway at the airport on Lantau, with 73 per cent of nearly 24,000 respondents backing the idea in a government-commissioned survey. Nearly four-fifths of them called for a fast decision, and Cheng agreed.
SCMP, December 308 Jan 2012 - 12:00am