Pang Kin-Kee

Olympic official caught in crossfire

A senior member of Hong Kong's Olympic committee has been caught in the crossfire of a row between two leading gun clubs.

Monday, 13 June, 2011, 12:00am

Retirement jobs not so easy for top civil servants

The watchdog that scrutinises the private-sector employment of retired directorate-level civil servants imposed more conditions on applicants last year than in previous years.

This followed the public outcry when ex-housing chief Leung Chin-man was allowed to take a job with a developer.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Airline appeals wages conviction

Hong Kong Airlines appealed yesterday against its conviction for failing to pay a general manager on time, for which it had been fined HK$24,000.

The company said there was reason to believe the man, who was also a pilot, had agreed to a cut in salary.

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Controversial judge to step down from another position

A High Court judge whose numerous non-judicial obligations have been cited as possibly affecting his judicial duties has been relieved of another public position.

A government spokesman said yesterday that Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee would retire as chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission when his term expired on August 16.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Out of order

As head of the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2003, retired appeal court judge Michael Wong Kin-chow was accused of fraudulently claiming expenses of HK$171,666 for air tickets while serving on the bench. The Department of Justice decided not to prosecute. Mr Wong sacked the commission's operations director, Patrick Yu Chung-yin, then resigned. Mr Wong was cleard of wrongdoing.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

New guidelines set on judges' public posts

Government bureaus have been told to minimise appointments of serving judges to statutory and advisory bodies, in response to concerns over their workload and impartiality.

The move follows criticism of Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee for his performance in court and in his other public offices.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Watchdog head changes

11 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Advisers censured for failure to discuss ex-housing chief's job

A government-appointed advisory body held no meetings to assess ex-housing chief Leung Chin-man's application for a post-retirement job with property developer New World Development, a legislative inquiry heard yesterday.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Property developer summoned to Legco over ex-official's job

New World China Land chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun is one of the latest figures to be summoned to give evidence before a Legislative Council hearing into the post-retirement job of a top civil servant.

Mr Cheng is believed to be the first chairman of a listed company to be required to give evidence in a Legco inquiry.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Junior civil servants may have to disclose jobs taken after retiring

A committee set up to study the employment of senior officials after their retirement will consult the public on whether details of jobs taken up by former junior civil servants should also be disclosed.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Chief justice warns on pitfalls of judges holding non-judicial posts

Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday opened the debate on whether judges should continue serving in non-judicial public posts.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, the city's top judge stressed that the judiciary never sought those appointments for itself.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Justices must be seen to be doing a proper job

Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang used his annual speech at the opening of the legal year to revisit a matter of public disquiet about the administration of justice.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Coupons not the answer to deal with crisis

I refer to the letter by Alex Tam ('Tax cuts, shopping coupons are appropriate moves in recession', December 1), in which he offered proposals he thinks should be adopted by the government.

Such measures would only be short term.

They would not help deal with the long-term situation.

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Judge urged to quit other posts

High Court Justice Pang Kin-kee should resign from his other public duties and concentrate on his work in the judiciary to avoid further blunders, lawmakers and legal experts said yesterday.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Court asks: can judges change their minds?

Can judges change their minds after they issue a ruling?

The Court of Final Appeal wrestled with that question yesterday at a hearing into the controversial case of a judge who delivered two conflicting decisions in the same matter, and then tried to retract one of them.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am