James to Kun-Sun

Lawmaker questions police spending

Lai Tung-kwok. Photo: David Wong

A lawmaker has pledged to keep chasing details of how much police spend on entertaining mainland officials after the security chief gave figures showing a 30 per cent increase in entertainment expenses in the past five years, but with no breakdown.

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 5:14pm

Lawmaker calls for probe into ex-ICAC head's spending

James To Kun-sun, deputy chairman of the Legislative Council security pane. Photo: May Tse

A legislator plans to call for a special inquiry to investigate Timothy Tong Hin-ming, following allegations that the former head of the city’s anti-corruption agency had used public funds to treat mainland officials to extravagant banquets.

25 Apr 2013 - 9:12pm 1 comment

Legislators urge cap on mainland tourists

Ocean Park suspends ticket sales while visitors queue outside the entrance to get in. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Legislators are calling for a cap on the number of individual mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong, saying a surge in their arrivals has stretched the city’s facilities to the limit.

14 Feb 2013 - 3:48pm 2 comments

Covert-surveillance watchdog calls for law enforcers to drop posturing

The former head of a covert-surveillance watchdog says law enforcers should change their "defensive attitudes" when answering queries on their possible non-compliance with the law.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Love that lawmakers dare not speak of

Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said the motion put forward for more public debate about an anti-discrimination law was fine, but for two problems: its timing and controversial subject matter

I am not gay and my son, as far as I know, is not gay. I am really glad about that because otherwise we would have to put up with those people from the Family Morality Concern Network, lawmakers like James To Kun-sun and Abraham Razack and officials like Raymond Tam Chi-yuen.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:11am 4 comments

Democrat James To Kun-sun vows to make the most of big Legco poll win

James To Kun-sun (centre) and Albert Ho Chun-yan thank voters in Prince Edward for their support at the Legco election. Photo: Nora Tam

Crowned "King of Ballots" for topping the poll in the race for the five Legislative Council "super seats", James To Kun-sun has vowed to help Hongkongers fight for democracy, wipe out poverty and stand against national education "brainwashing".

15 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Complaint urged over police at HKU

A lawmaker has urged the University of Hong Kong to complain to police about excessive force which, he says, officers used against three students last year during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the campus.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Man crosses checkpoint using dad's identity card

Immigration authorities have launched an investigation into an alleged blunder in which a Hong Kong man was believed to have been let through the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint into Shenzhen using his elderly father's identity card.

A legislator called the incident 'a major security issue', while the immigration staff union admitted it might have been due to human error.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

There is no justification for the government not to give the handout to eligible inmates

James To Kun-sun, chairman of the Legislative Council's security panel on whether prisoners should get the HK$6,000

I am very aware of [what's happened to] Ai Weiwei ... I have just bought one of his marble chairs

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Democrats study maid-levy proposal

The Democratic Party is studying how best to structure an amendment to the government's proposal to suspend the maid levy for five years, in an effort to win support from undecided lawmakers.

Party lawmaker James To Kun-sun said he had been tasked with working out an amendment that would allow greater flexibility on whether the levy should resume after the suspension.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Police refuse to explain how gun fell at protest

Police chiefs faced criticism yesterday for refusing to reveal how an officer's gun fell to the ground during a protest at an election campaign appearance by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Police tighten their grip on bail money

Disclosure follows a Post report of cash stolen by staff

The police have tightened procedures to prevent officers from stealing bail money.

The disclosure comes after the South China Morning Post reported last week of 137 cases of bail money totalling HK$438,345 being embezzled by police staff in the 2005-06 financial year.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers picking over security bill

Lawmakers yesterday continued to pick their way through the basics of the covert surveillance bill, questioning the definition of words such as 'judicial', 'postal' and even 'install'.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Democrat suspended from party post for funds misuse

Democratic Party legislator James To Kun-sun has been suspended as deputy convenor of the party caucus in the legislature for six months over a blunder involving the misuse of public funds.

The punishment was longer than expected, as the party's disciplinary committee was understood to have recommended that he be suspended for three months only.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

James To attacked for scandal silence

Fellow Democrat insists that he has a case to answer

Democratic Party lawmaker James To Kun-sun yesterday came under fire from Yau Tsim Mong District Council colleagues, including one from his own party, over his refusal to answer their questions on an office rent scandal.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am