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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 10:25pm


Ombudsman chides Lands Department for lax attitude to pet columbarium

The department did not consider the case "high priority" because there were no fire safety breaches, so it issued only warnings to the company over the years, Alan Lai Nin said.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 4:46am

Policy on al fresco dining 'has no bite'

The watchdog, in an investigation, identified a list of problems in the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's enforcement policy.

10 May 2013 - 5:58am 2 comments

'Disappointing' response on access code investigation

Fewer than 20 submissions have been received by the Ombudsman a month after he announced an investigation into the proposal to restrict the city's access to information code, the watchdog's office told the South China Morning Post yesterday.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Veteran archivists press for legislation in Hong Kong

Veteran archivists will assist the Ombudsman in an investigation into management of and public access to government records, in the hope that it will lead to archival legislation in Hong Kong.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:13am

Confusion over social security means test

The Ombudsman has hit out at the Social Welfare Department for setting "contradictory criteria" that led to an elderly couple initially losing a month's payments in Comprehensive Social Security Assistance.

The issue revolves around whether the CSSA asset means test should still be applicable if the person is old or infirm.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:10am 1 comment

Ombudsman investigates information access code

The Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the government's access to information code and records management system, after years of calls for legislation to better protect government archives and the public's right to see them.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:15am

Call for archive law to protect valuable government data

The city needs a law to protect archives from being lost under the maladministration of government departments, a problem that has not been handled properly despite repeated advice, a veteran archivist has warned.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Officials need to ensure better public access to sports venues

Officials are expected to take good care of public resources and facilities. Regrettably, they have once again been put to shame by the Ombudsman, who found serious flaws in the way the city's sport venues are managed.

24 Sep 2012 - 1:28am 1 comment

Leisure and Cultural Services Department targets booking touts

Officials in charge of public sports venues plan to impose penalties and booking restrictions to curb online touting of permits to use the facilities after coming under fire again for tolerating such activities.

20 Sep 2012 - 4:34am

Ombudsman probes textbook publishers

The Ombudsman is investigating the government funding of two Beijing-loyalist centres that published textbooks for the national education course starting next month and sent them to schools.

The Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union said yesterday it had received a letter informing it that the Ombudsman had launched a probe.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm