Election gone wrong

Despite the early promise of a well-organised, relatively peaceful and apparently credible poll, the Cambodian elections have run true to form after all. Another cynical exercise in a parody of democracy will leave the country in much the same state as it was before.

Thursday, 6 August, 1998, 12:00am

Round one to the civil service

Long-standing tensions between Executive Councillors and senior civil servants have finally burst into the open, with the first confirmation of a clash between the two groups.

26 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Rolling out the rubber stamp

In the pre-handover era, the colonial administration repeatedly tried to use the legislative council as a rubber stamp by warning it could not amend bills covering almost every major issue - from this year's Budget to the Court of Final Appeal - as they were bound by agreements between the British and Chinese governments on these issues.

28 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Vote-rigging forgotten in clash of titular titans

It was a battle between two presidents. Independent Andrew Wong, who presided over the pre-handover Legislative Council still seems to think he should have got the same job on the provisional legislature.

11 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Loh lets slip the naked truth

Wondering what all those sacked pro-democracy legislators are doing with their free time? One is taking her clothes off.

This week's HK Magazine contains a tip from Christine Loh Kung-wai on where to go for nude bathing in the New Territories.

22 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Principles will stand

I HAVE not yet caught up with Mark Roberti's book The Fall of Hong Kong, but was interested to read Mr D.K. Lewis's query (Sunday Morning Post, March 3) as to why Simon Keswick's call for radical democratisation, and mine against the ungodly rush for it, were not mentioned in Mr Roberti's book nor his article.

10 Mar 1996 - 12:00am