Leung's uninspired policy address should disappoint his supporters

Lawmakers Leung Kwok-hung, Emily Lau Wai-hing and other Pan-democratic lawmakers put forward a motion to impeach Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying survived the bid at the Legislative Council last week to impeach him, but the attempt was a historic first. The 27 pan-democratic lawmakers who supported the bid will be fondly remembered for trying to make a difference.

Friday, 18 January, 2013, 1:50am 1 comment

Legco votes down CY impeachment motion

Protestors from Neighbourhood Worker's Service Centre demand Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. Photo: May Tse

Pan-democrats failed to initiate impeachment proceedings against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying when an unprecedented motion was defeated in the Legislative Council last night.

After an eight-hour debate, a majority of the directly elected lawmakers present voted for the motion, which accused Leung of dereliction of duty for his handling of unauthorised structures at his home.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:42am

Lawmakers move to impeach CY Leung

Protestors from Neighbourhood Worker's Service Centre demand Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying step down. Photo: May Tse

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was poised to survive the third effort from the pan-democrats to try to oust him, as pro-establishment lawmakers look set to vote down an unprecedented motion to impeach Leung.

9 Jan 2013 - 9:06pm 7 comments

Impeach bid is waste of public's time

Anson Chan: where's the conscience?

Today will see the start of a two-day circus when anti-Leung Chun-ying legislators try to impeach the chief executive. There will be the usual clownish antics and angry speeches - all for the benefit of the TV cameras.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am 10 comments

Letters to the Editor, January 1, 2013

A protest against Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Maids will be at the mercy of agencies

I note that the Bangladesh envoy says his office is very serious about an agreement with local agencies to recruit domestic workers from his country ("Consulate 'close to a deal on helpers'", December 28).

He is quoted as saying that "we think that Hong Kong has a strong rule of law" that will protect Bangladeshis.

1 Jan 2013 - 3:17am 3 comments

CY digs himself an even deeper hole

Leung Chun-ying just dug a deeper hole for himself. Photo: David Wong

With such an unconvincing performance, he doesn't need critics. The chief executive's appearance in the legislature on Monday was supposed to lay to rest the furore over illegal structures at his homes. 

12 Dec 2012 - 2:50am 8 comments

Hongkongers should back move to impeach Leung

Hong Kong Chief executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: AFP

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying finally responded to a request from the Legislative Council's house committee to face questions on illegal building structures at his Peak houses.

He sent a written reply through the Chief Executive's Office two weeks after receiving the Legco invitation. House committee chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said a session would be fixed for next week.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:16am 5 comments

Briefs, November 24, 2012

Sri Lanka's chief justice, Shirani Bandaranayake. Photo:AP

US pair arrested amid Okinawa rape anger

24 Nov 2012 - 3:11am

Rush on anti-graft law for chief executive

The government has fast-tracked efforts to extend anti-graft laws to cover the chief executive, the constitutional affairs chief said.

Responding to a report by the independent review committee led by former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said a few of the report's 36 recommendations could be implemented within a fortnight.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chief to 'listen humbly' to impeachment attempt

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has promised to 'listen humbly' as he faces the first move to impeach a chief executive since the establishment of the special administrative region.

Twenty pan-democratic lawmakers endorsed a motion to impeach Tsang yesterday after he survived a non-binding vote of no confidence in the Legislative Council on Thursday.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Muddy affair

Beware, all you top politicians. The people have tasted blood, and they thirst for more. Have you fathered a child out of wedlock? If yes, destroy all pictures of the child. If one still surfaces, get your teary wife to publicly forgive you. Ever hobnobbed with our tycoons or triad bosses? Pray no one rats on you.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Motions to investigate Donald Tsang fail

Legislators voted down two motions in Legco's House Committee yesterday to investigate Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's dealings with tycoons.

However, Democrat Lee Wing-tat vowed to put the issue to the vote again on March 21 - this time before the full Legislative Council.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The chief executive has to come clean

A week is a long time in politics. Ten days ago, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen still branded it a conspiracy theory when he was accused of accepting undue advantages in connection with his luxurious overseas trips and bargain penthouse deal for retirement across the border.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang accepts Legco invite as impeachment bid looms

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will attend a special Legislative Council meeting on Thursday to explain the favours he enjoyed from his tycoon friends - but lawmakers may still start impeachment proceedings against him if he fails to give them what they consider satisfactory answers.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Journalist caught up in impeachment drama

Raissa Robles, the South China Morning Post's veteran Manila correspondent, has found herself at the centre of an online whispering campaign suggesting she gave bank account information relating to Philippines Chief Justice Renato Corona to prosecutors attempting to impeach him.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am