The head of the beleaguered monitoring body that oversees complaints against police has been reappointed for a two-year term despite the recent controversial leaking of personal data on the internet.Wednesday, 31 May, 2006, 12:00am
Any compensation paid out to the victims of the blunder that led to 20,000 names of police complainants being published on the internet is to be met by Hong Kong taxpayers.
A spokeswoman for the Independent Police Complaints Council said all the funds for compensation would come from the government.13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
CHINA'S decision to deny a handful of local residents mainland entry is disturbing and unsettling as Hong Kong people look to Beijing to provide more visa-free arrangements for the territory.7 Feb 1996 - 12:00am
The victor . . . Kwai Tsing by-election candidate, Democrat Wong Yiu-chung celebrates his 1,231-732 poll win over dissident Lau Shan-ching late last night. While pleased with the outcome, he complained that the Government had not adequately explained why the ballot was necessary.3 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
OFFICIALS announced yesterday they would not appeal against a court ruling to allow dissident Lau Shan-ching to stand for election.
A government spokesman said the court was applying established legal principles on the concept of 'ordinary residence' to the particular facts and circumstances of Mr Lau's case. No new legal principle was involved.7 Mar 1995 - 12:00am
A SCHEME to reduce disputes over election candidate qualifications was announced yesterday.
The Boundary and Election Commission, which oversees all elections, proposed the setting up of a nominations adviser in its report to the Governor on September's district board election.28 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
ACTIVIST Lau Shan-ching yesterday called for amendments to the Legal Aid Ordinance to allow candidates to receive legal aid when making an election petition.
Speaking at the eve of the launch of a fund-raising campaign to finance his legal action, Mr Lau said the excluding of election petitions from legal aid coverage could result in the abuse of candidates' rights.24 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
THE electoral laws of Hong Kong stipulate a person will be disqualified from seeking election if he has been sentenced in any territory to imprisonment for a term exceeding three months in the past 10 years.5 Aug 1994 - 12:00am