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New screening system for design contest

A design competition to pick the first venue at the West Kowloon arts hub later this year will use a rigorous new screening system to prevent conflicts of interest in the judging, a hub official said yesterday.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Cameras have a place in court

In keeping with the maxim that 'justice must be done and must be seen to be done' our courts are open to all - for free. But very few Hong Kong people exercise their right to go to court just to watch the proceedings.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-policeman gets life in jail for murdering 'lover'

A former policeman turned cab driver was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for murdering a 25-year-old woman he had been 'obsessed' with.

Wan Kim-chung, 45, showed no emotion when, after two hours of deliberation, a jury of seven unanimously found him guilty of killing Jennifer Yu Wai-yuk in October 2010.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Amendments to criminal law need greater detail

Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling and legal reformers say are disappointing.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

I resolved Leung issue: John Tsang

Finance secretary John Tsang Chun-wah told a Legislative Council select committee hearing yesterday he resolved the issue of chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying's conflict of interest over the West Kowloon arts hub design competition 10 years ago without telling his bosses, although he agreed it was a serious matter.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New questions over arts hub contest jury

Questions about the government's handling of controversy over a 2002 design contest for the West Kowloon arts hub have multiplied with the discovery that a foreign member of the judging panel had business links to the winner, British architect Norman Foster.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Confidence shaken by hub revelations

When details of a decade-old project design competition were dug up and turned into 'dark matter' to be used against a front runner in the chief executive race, few expected the issue to become a bombshell for the government. The selective disclosure of some government documents about the West Kowloon arts hub design competition has raised more questions than it has provided answers.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Release papers to clear up Foster doubts'

Lawmakers of all political stripes are urging the government to release a key document on the 2001 West Kowloon arts hub design competition, which could explain why British architect Norman Foster's winning design was placed before the judges after its initial disqualification.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Arts hub juror defends C.Y. Leung

A juror from an arts hub design contest has come forward in a bid to clear up conflict of interest claims involving chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Foster's design thrown out before it won

The winning canopy design submitted by British architect Norman Foster in a 2001 competition for the West Kowloon arts and cultural hub was among 12 designs disqualified for technical reasons.

According to people familiar with the selection process, jury chairman Lord Rothschild had said he wanted to include all disqualified entries in the shortlisting preview.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am