Among the 23 committee members - representatives of workers and employers, academics and officials - not everyone agreed even with the timetable for their task. "Taking three years to decide whether legislation [on standard working hours] is necessary is just silly," said employee representative and labour unionist Stanley Ng Chau-pei.Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:52am
A special committee to look at the possibility of legislation on standard working hours was set up yesterday, but its members face a tough task. Former Executive Council member Dr Leong Che-hung was appointed chair of the committee for three years.10 Apr 2013 - 4:46am
Handing out sweeteners would not be a cure-all remedy to stem the plunging popularity of new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, according to a veteran politician.
Dr Leong Che-hung (pictured), 73, former lawmaker and chief of the Hospital Authority, ended his seven years' tenure on the Executive Council as Leung took office on Sunday.3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A new teaching hospital in Shenzhen will create an 'overwhelming demand' from both mainland and Hong Kong patients.
Leong Che-hung, council chairman of the University of Hong Kong, was speaking about the new 2,000-bed University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, due to open by the end of this year.25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Introducing a means test would not shorten waiting times for places at government-subsidised homes for the elderly as most applicants are poor, the head of the Elderly Commission said yesterday.12 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
(From left) unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, Carmen Lee from humanitarian aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres and executive councillor Leong Che-hung call on the public to donate a day's wages and take part in charitable work to support 'Medecins Sans Frontieres Day' on July 7 during a ceremony yesterday at Citywalk, Tsuen Wan.21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Morale at HKU school 'needs lift'
The scandal-hit University of Hong Kong medical faculty needs major surgery to uphold its status and fix its record low staff morale, a veteran Executive Councillor and medical leader says.4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's private homes for the elderly are notorious for their Dickensian conditions. But that might soon change under a plan to put power in the hands of residents.
Elderly people on welfare may be given vouchers that will allow them to shop around for the best accommodation.8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
A trial run to cap doctors' working hours at 65 a week at seven hospitals will last six to nine months, the Hospital Authority announced yesterday.
A review of working hours would then be made.30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
The elderly should be given more help in light of these good economic times, the chairman of the Elderly Commission said yesterday.
Leong Che-hung said on an RTHK radio programme that the old-age allowance was an expression of gratitude for senior citizens' contributions to society.18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am