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Kitty Poon

Reform of impact studies debated

Supporters and critics of the government's environmental impact study system locked horns at a Legco panel meeting yesterday, but the government bureau in charge of the process refused to join the fray.

Tuesday, 28 June, 2011, 12:00am

City Digest

Kitty Poon admits home renovation 'oversight'

Environment Undersecretary Kitty Poon Kit was responsible for conditions at her home including 'an oversight during the renovation', she said yesterday. But she did not say whether she gave orders to enclose the balcony after moving in. She said she had told workers to fix the situation in compliance with the law.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A BAD WEEK FOR ...

Dr Kitty Poon Kit

Hong Kong's environment undersecretary admitted problems with her own home environment. Poon said her house in Tai Po had a glasshouse, solar water heater and closed-in balconies, and she had hired contractors to dismantle them. Four lawmakers had earlier been caught with unauthorised additions to their homes. Hong Kong

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Every public officer and member of the public should abide by the law

Environment Secretary Edward Yau, on deputy Kitty Poon's unauthorised structures at her Tai Po home

God said go forth and multiply. He did not say go and have just one or two children

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

More pressure over illegal NT structures

The government is under more pressure to deal with illegal structures on New Territories village houses after several public figures were found with unauthorised additions to their homes.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Review of conservation policy on hold until project completed

The Environment Bureau will review its nature-conservation policy only after the completion of a development-preservation project at ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung, a senior official said yesterday.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Swathe of country park to go to landfill - without compensation

The Country and Marine Park Board yesterday approved the excision of 5 hectares of land from the Clear Water Bay Country Park for a landfill extension, without adding any land to the park as compensation.

The board yesterday finished hearing more than 3,000 public objections to the plan, which cited environmental, hygiene and policy reasons.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

New political appointees declare modest financial interests

The government's newly appointed undersecretaries and political assistants have few financial interests, according to their official declarations.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Green groups voice reservations about pick for environment post

Green groups are adopting a wait-and-see attitude towards the appointment of an academic unknown in environmental circles as undersecretary for the environment, who is also likely to have the job of dealing with cross-border issues.

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Nationality row spreads to assistants

The row over deputy ministers' dual nationality has extended to the lower-ranked political assistants, after one said yesterday he had British citizenship and had no plans to give it up.

Two days after taking up his new post, political assistant to the secretary for security Victor Lo Yik-kee confirmed that he had had the right of abode in Britain since the early 1990s.

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Tsang names eight deputy ministers

Chief executive confident new team will help improve governance

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday named eight new deputy ministers as part of his drive to improve governance through the expansion of political appointments.

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

Loneliness epidemic

The 27th Hong Kong Film Awards, held last week, said it all. Macho males remain at the centre of this society compared to females, especially the old and unwedded ones. Depicting brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal among three heroes, the war epic, The Warlords, took home eight of the 19 honours.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fresh faces

As the plenary sessions of the new National People's Congress started last week, commentators in Hong Kong marvelled at the fact that nearly 70 per cent of the delegates were newcomers, including two Sichuan province women in their 20s from ethnic minorities. The call for generational change in Hong Kong's political landscape has thus intensified.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Product of our times

The death of veteran comedienne Lydia Shum Tin-ha took away some of the media glare, albeit briefly, from the celebrity sex-photos scandal that has rocked the city for weeks.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Market frenzy

Thousands of Hongkongers rallied to demand constitutional change ahead of last week's policy address by the chief executive. But the protesters were outnumbered by fellow Hongkongers who rushed to banks and security firms or logged on to computers to make quick profits from the roller-coaster stock market.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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