Leung Chin-Man

The 'high flyer' who was brought low

Once praised as an official sensitive to public perceptions who dared to call for the freeing of a journalist detained on the mainland, Mak Chai-kwong has fallen from grace with the so-called cross-leasing scandal.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Court hears Ai Weiwei's appeal against tax penalty

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leung's pregnant pause

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's unexpected remark on Monday that there would be a quota of zero for pregnant mainland women who did not have Hong Kong husbands to give birth in the city's private hospitals in 2013 was surprising for several reasons.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Legco panel urges job rules apply to ex-ministers too

Lawmakers say former government ministers should face tougher restrictions on their choice of post-service jobs.

The call came after a Legislative Council panel discussed the government's latest measures to tighten restrictions on post-service work by directorate-level civil servants.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Developers lodge five bids for Hung Hom site

The government received five bids from developers, including Cheung Kong, Sino Land and Kerry Properties, for a non-industrial site in Hung Hom. Surveyors estimate that the site, with a maximum gross floor area of 589,991 sq ft, is worth HK$3.24 billion to HK$3.4 billion.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-official claims he paid the price for speaking out

A retired senior marine official who felt victimised by the government's handling of the Leung Chin-man affair yesterday claimed he was punished simply because he dared to speak up.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

One rule does not fit all

In a curious way, we probably all owe a big vote of thanks to the New World Group and former buildings director Leung Chin-man.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Flip side to controversy over Leung Chin-man

Everyone has the right to choose their occupation, and the city's 160,000 civil servants are no exception. Many exercise their right to leave government service for better opportunities in the private sector. After retirement, they are also entitled to continue serving the community in a different capacity if they so wish. But this freedom is not unconditional.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Job delay angers retired official

A retired marine official criticised the government for dragging its feet in screening his application for a job at a shipping company, claiming he is a victim of the authorities' overly cautious approach after the Leung Chin-man affair.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Developer gets the last laugh in Leung saga

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Rita Fan hints she is considering running for chief executive

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Former housing chief in fresh controversy

Ex-housing chief Leung Chin-man, whose post-retirement job with a subsidiary of property giant New World Development caused a public outcry three years ago, is working for Chow Tai Fook Enterprises - a major shareholder in the developer.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

History of post-retirement work

Former housing chief Leung Chin-man's appointment as deputy managing director of New World China Land in 2008 after retirement triggered heated controversy.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Short-term visionary

Has a year made a difference? Do you think things have changed for the better from a year ago? Last year, at around this time, we were bombarded with Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's face on TV. Every few hours he intruded into our living rooms in a government ad, promising to make things better.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Side effects

Instead of having to make public apologies, Secretary for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee (right) should perhaps be given a big thank you by the people of Hong Kong.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am