Lai Tung-kwok rape comments

Hong Kong's Secretary for Security, Lai Tung-kwok, sparked outrage from women's groups over comments he made on May 14, 2012, when announcing a sharp rise in the number of rapes in the first quarter of that year. "Some of these cases also involved the victims being raped after drinking quite a lot of alcohol. So I would appeal that young ladies should not drink too much,' he said as he reported the government's Fight Crime Committee statistics.

Hong Kong immigration service loses computers with information of 3,000 travellers

The Immigration Department has lost three notebook computers containing the personal data of 3,000 travellers. No Hongkongers are among the affected.

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 7:30am

More cross-border pupils test logistics

Hong Kong authorities expect the number of cross-border students to rise more than 40 per cent in September and are discussing transport arrangements with their mainland counterparts.

Undersecretary for security Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday 12,000 children from kindergarten to secondary school age now crossed the border every day, but this number would surge to 17,000.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Immigration chief to take early retirement

The decision by the Director of Immigration, Lai Tung-kwok, to retire in April has raised concerns about the appointment of a successor.

Although Mr Lai was due to retire in November this year when he turned 57, a government source said Mr Lai wanted to take pre-retirement leave and quit in April.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Officers acted properly in missing girl case, immigration chief says

The immigration chief has defended the department's frontline officers after a 10-year-old girl disappeared after crossing the border at Lo Wu alone last week.

Speaking publicly about the case for the first time, Director of Immigration Lai Tung-kwok said it was impractical to question every child at border checkpoints.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Bells may toll for marriage registries

Some of the city's marriage registries may eventually close as prospective brides and grooms take advantage of the relaxed marriage laws, said director of Immigration Lai Tung-kwok yesterday.

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Deregulating the marriage business

Is nothing sacred? That rhetorical question is cliched, and every cliche needs a good excuse. In this case one has been provided by the Director of Immigration, Lai Tung-kwok, in his capacity as Hong Kong's Registrar of Marriages.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am