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Franklin Lam case raises doubts about Exco role

Let us assume for one moment that Franklin Lam Fan-keung, the most recent of the scandal-hit government appointees, has a perfectly believable story, namely that when selling two properties just before new measures were announced to cool prices in the residential market,

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 12:56am

Guilty or not, Franklin Lam really ought to resign

Public Eye has just one word for Franklin Lam Fan-keung - resign. A leave of absence won't do. We're not saying he is guilty of wrongdoing. An ICAC investigation is still ongoing. But for now, his guilt lies in his own idiocy.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am 6 comments

Exco convener comes to Lam's rescue amid property allegations

The Executive Council’s convenor came to the rescue of an embattled colleague on Thursday, saying Franklin Lam Fan-keung could not have benefited from advance knowledge of government property measures when he sold two flats last month.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Regina Ip, Jeffrey Lam appointed to Exco

New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and a pro-business legislator on Wednesday were appointed members of the Executive Council - the government’s top advisory body.

The appointment of Ip and Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung as non-official Exco members takes immediate effect, a government spokesman said.

17 Oct 2012 - 12:14pm

EOC chief leans towards staying in his Exco job

The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) will announce today whether he will stay on as Executive Council convenor - and last night hinted he will not give up the role.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lam can do much good as Exco convenor

Seriously, wouldn't it be better to have the former and current heads of the Equal Opportunities Commission serving together on the Executive Council than not? Or would you rather have it dominated by cronies of the new chief executive, such as Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun and Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, and his handpicked policy chiefs?

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exco, EOC allies back Lam to fill roles on both

The new Executive Council convenor said for the second day running yesterday that he may quit because of a perceived conflict of interest with his other position as chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exco member urges shadow cabinet

A non-official member of the Executive Council, who is expected to stay on under incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying, has urged political parties to learn to deliver on what they advocate to the electorate.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exco tightens regulations on disclosure of interests

The Executive Council yesterday endorsed tighter rules on the declaration of interests that include requiring members to disclose any interest in land or property held through a shelf company.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exco speaks out on respecting the rules

In an unprecedented move, the Executive Council has issued a strongly worded statement against any breach of its confidentiality principle, and said the chief executive may take punitive and 'legal action' against any offender.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am