Lessie Wei

Smuggled pigs blamed

Smuggled pigs and illegal slaughtering are believed to be the source of the latest food poisoning case.

Four members of two Tseung Kwan O families fell ill last week after having pig lung soup, with organs bought from a nearby market stall.

Monday, 15 March, 1999, 12:00am

Quotation books miss out on minefield of Asian malapropisms

ON my desk are several books of quotations. People in Hong Kong and the region are almost completely absent from them. Why? Have we not said anything interesting in the past 100 years? This cannot be true. Who can forget the dramatic claim of Lessie Wei of the Hong Kong Agriculture and Fisheries Department, after slaughtering 1.3 million hens?

7 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Mainland vow to supply only the best birds

Only the best birds bred on selected mainland farms will be imported under a plan to prevent further outbreaks of bird flu.

Large-scale farms with quality-control systems had been selected to supply birds exclusively, the Guangdong Animal and Plant Quarantine Office said.

7 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Row over resumed chicken imports

A FRESH row over handling of mainland chickens erupted yesterday with the resumption of imports due to begin in six days.

Hong Kong chicken wholesalers refused to accept government proposals to keep birds away from markets for up to three hours until their health can be confirmed.

1 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Sexual discrimination in government

A Provisional Urban Councillor has been accused of sexual discrimination after suggesting that mishandling of the bird flu crisis was linked to women in the Government.

7 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Blame must be shared, say parties

The Agriculture and Fisheries chief's offer to resign if it would solve the bird flu crisis has sparked calls from politicians for other officials to share the blame.

Frederick Fung Kin-kee, chairman of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, said Lessie Wei Chui Kit-yee would only be third in line if officials were to quit over the handling of the crisis.

3 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

'DOWN-TO-EARTH' BOSS

Lessie Wei Chui Kit-yee, 51, is a career civil servant who found herself heading the Agriculture and Fisheries Department without any background in farming.

3 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Chief executive may have to force through government Mandatory Provident Fund

The Government has admitted for the first time it may have to rely on the territory's chief executive-designate to force through the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) if the scheme is delayed in the Legislative Council.

Previous MPF legislation over funding was delayed in Legco and certain councillors who object to the scheme have vowed to slow up the passage of future bills.

11 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

New law last resort

A police proposal to introduce legislative control over dodgy commodities trading got a cold response from government officials yesterday.

Speaking at a meeting with Democratic Party representatives, Deputy Secretary for Financial Services Lessie Wei Chui Kit-yee said new laws against dealers' unscrupulous acts were regarded as the last resort.

23 Jul 1996 - 12:00am