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
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
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
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
Pair jailed for importing 13 maids on fake papers19 May 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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