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Frederick Ma

An honest public servant who just wants a quiet life

When Donald Tsang Yam-kuen completes his tenure as chief executive on June 30 next year, he'll have notched up 16,240 days as a public servant - 2,567 of them in the 'pressure cooker' office of the chief executive.

Saturday, 22 October, 2011, 12:00am

Tsang's support hits record low

Public support for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has fallen again. For the first time, fewer than half of those polled approved of how he is performing, a survey by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme has found.

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Fred Ma quits after brain condition found

Doctor advises minister to stop work

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang has resigned after being diagnosed with a brain condition.

Mr Ma is the first minister to quit mid-term since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became chief executive in 2005. Mr Tsang accepted his resignation last night.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Fred Ma quits, reveals he has brain lesions

Doctor advises minister to stop work

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang has resigned after being diagnosed with brain lesions.

Mr Ma is the first minister to quit mid-term since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became chief executive in 2005. Mr Tsang accepted his resignation last night.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Local hero

The biggest change in Hong Kong's political system after the handover was the introduction of the principal officials accountability system (or ministerial system). But the system, started by Tung Chee-hwa during his second term as chief executive, has had a bumpy ride.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Banks offer to help HK factory owners

Lenders will work with companies to adjust to mainland trade policy changes

Local banks have promised to help Hong Kong companies with investments in Guangdong factories survive changes in mainland trade policy.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Media sensation Ma is no relation

Frederick Ma Si-hang did two significant things at the weekend. He was appointed to a new post in the chief executive's cabinet, switching from secretary for financial services and the treasury to the new altered post of secretary for commerce and economic development.

25 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

British paparazzi snapping at heels of Hamilton's HK mystery girl

The British press are desperately trying to track down a mystery girl in Hong Kong. Her name is Jodia Ma. The hunt began in earnest this week after her long-time boyfriend, British Formula One rookie sensation Lewis Hamilton won his second-straight race last weekend at the United States Grand Prix and now sits at the top of the drivers' table.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

HKUST chief has rich experience for cabinet

As the government prepares to announce its new cabinet for the five-year term that starts from July 1, the Post begins a series taking a look at some of the key contenders. Today, Denise Hung profiles Chan Ka-keung

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Half of HK computers still plagued by pirated software

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Pinning a fiasco on a scapegoat

It is not surprising that lawmakers are asking whether InvestHK chief Mike Rowse is being made the fall guy for the Harbour Fest foul-up, while political ministers are let off unscathed.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Tsang and Ma to lead delegations to Mao's birthplace

Hunan is well known for its hot climate and spicy food and for being the birthplace of famous revolutionaries such as Mao Zedong.

12 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Plan to split SFC post faces rough ride in Legco

The government's proposal to split the top post at the Securities and Futures Commission ignited a heated debate at the financial affairs panel yesterday with some legislators vowing to continue their fight against the plan in the Legislative Council.

18 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Li conducts an able & tireless search in the sun

'You say potato, I say pot-a-to, you say tomatoe, I say tomato . . . let's call the whole thing off.'

Dum de dum.

Oh, sorry, right, back to PCCW.

So it seems the company has now gone cold on Cable & Wireless (C&W) after proclaiming its intention to eventually put some kind of offer on the table.

11 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Frederick Ma's popularity plunges

The Secretary for Financial Services, Frederick Ma Si-hang, is the least popular of all SAR politicians according to a Chinese University survey in which his rating plunged after the penny stocks fiasco.

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's rating, however, has rebounded slightly after five months of consecutive drops.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

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