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Lee Siu-Kwong

Improved NPC electoral system would be better bridge to mainland

Ordinarily, the results of an election for a national parliament would be top news anywhere. But the outcome of yesterday's vote to choose a new batch of locals to the National People's Congress did not generate much public attention.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 1:37am 2 comments

Talking points

A specially invited audience gets a first glimpse of the programme line-up for City Telecom's new CTI television station. In the ballroom of the InterContinental in Tsim Sha Tsui, the station's boss, Ricky Wong Wai-kay, shows off trailers of the drama shows on which he is spending HK$1 million per episode. The only catch is that the channel has yet to receive its free-to-air licence from the government, casting doubt on when or where the full shows will ever be broadcast.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:47pm

'Constitutional duty' to enact Article 23 law

Hong Kong people 'owe the central government a constitutional responsibility' to enact the national security legislation, outgoing secretary for security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday.

He refused to say whether he thought the law, required under Article 23 of the Basic Law, should be passed during the term of incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Probe over police action rejected

The government yesterday rejected a call from pan-democrat legislators for an independent investigation into police action during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Hong Kong last month.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Anger at absence of responsibility over HK tourists left stranded

Lawmakers criticised the accountability system yesterday after the government refused to hold any individual official responsible for the chaos surrounding the evacuation of Hong Kong tourists stranded in Thailand.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Swift replacement of ambulance fleet urged

Lawmakers accused the government yesterday of acting slowly in replacing an ageing ambulance fleet, with the security minister saying that it could take up to three years despite the legislature approving funding last year.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Seizures of Ecstasy soar 1,250pc this year

Seizures of Ecstasy shot up more than 1,250 per cent from January to May compared with a year earlier, while seizures of another illegal party drug, ketamine, dropped more than 90 per cent.

Police and customs officers seized nearly 41,000 Ecstasy pills, up from barely 3,000, but only 34kg of ketamine, compared with 380kg in the first five months of last year.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Traffic police told to remove 'stiflingly hot' motorcycle uniforms

Traffic officers have been told to take their jackets off when not riding their motorcycles and to drink more water after complaints that new jackets - introduced two months ago to provide better protection - are stiflingly hot. The police force was also looking for more suitable jacket material, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Most street scam artists come from mainland

More than 90 per cent of people arrested for street scams in the past two years were from the mainland, the secretary for security said yesterday.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

HK not a major illicit transit hub: official

As the world's busiest container port, Hong Kong is a logical through point for smuggling drugs into the mainland, but it is not a major drug transit hub, security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong insisted yesterday.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am