Jat Sew-Tong

Lawyer calls for committee to gauge poll views

Jat Sew-tong (left) thinks Andrew Li would be a good choice

Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong, who is chairman of two influential statutory bodies - the Independent Police Complaints Council and the Minimum Wage Commission, said a highly respected figure should chair such a committee.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 5:00am

Who said it?

Premier Li Keqiang

The No 1 goal [in tackling the H7N9 bird flu outbreak] is to reduce the fatality rate

Premier Li Keqiang


Any watchdog should be neutral. Its image of neutrality is important especially in today's political environment

Jat Sew-tong SC, Independent Police Complaints Council


29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am

Barrister should head police watchdog, current chairman says

Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, says his position needs someone seen as politically neutral. Photo: May Tse

The next head of the Independent Police Complaints Council should ideally be a senior barrister because the position requires someone the public perceives as politically neutral, the watchdog's current chairman has said.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 1 comment

Jat Sew-tong in the minimum-wage hot seat

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

When Jat Sew-tong was made chairman of the Minimum Wage Commission in February last year, reaction was mixed.

On the one hand, it was logical for a senior counsel with years of experience serving independent bodies, such as the Independent Police Complaints Council, to take another role in public office.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

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Pair jailed for importing 13 maids on fake papers

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Watchdog wants a say on protests

The head of the police watchdog says there is a pressing need to get it involved in helping police and protesters to communicate during demonstrations.

Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, also said the watchdog could play a role in monitoring the way the force handled protests.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hot favourite for legal chief keeps his counsel

The most widely tipped candidate to be the next secretary for justice is coy about his future.

In his first interview since Leung Chun-ying's victory in the chief executive election, prominent barrister Jat Sew-tong, SC, insisted no one had approached him about the job.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Brothers' feud over family restaurant hits court

The family feud threatening to destroy one of Hong Kong's most famous roast goose restaurants reached court yesterday.

The two brothers who own the Yung Kee restaurant in Central fell out in a row over shares following the death of their father, the Court of First Instance heard.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Police watchdog seeks more resources

The watchdog that oversees complaints against police officers wants more resources and more pay for the person who heads its day-to-day work.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am