Peter So

Top official accused of housing allowance abuse

New doubts were raised yesterday about the integrity of Leung Chun-ying's cabinet members as a minister was accused of abusing a civil service housing allowance by 'cross-leasing' properties with a colleague in the 1980s.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Lawmakers split on report wording

The select committee investigating Leung Chun-ying's involvement in a 2001 design competition for the West Kowloon arts hub had to vote at least five times on the wording of its comment on his conduct, with views split along political lines.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lawmakers to get 10pc salary rise

Lawmakers will get a 10 per cent pay rise and more operating expenses in the new legislative term that starts in October. It comes after the Executive Council's adoption of the recommendation of an independent commission.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Beijing knew Tang was compromised'

Henry Tang Ying-yen's affairs were brought to Beijing's attention before the recent intensification of scandals involving the chief executive hopeful, over fears they could impair a future administration's credibility, according to a well-placed source.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Protest march turnout may grow

A protest march today is expected to much bigger than originally thought, fuelled by dissatisfaction with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's performance in Legco on Thursday, when he answered questions about his dealings with tycoons.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Little sign of a Tang resurgence

Embattled chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen has apparently failed to close the popularity gap on his arch-rival Leung Chun-ying significantly, as he had vowed to do.

The latest poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme shows the gap between the two front runners stood at 33.5 percentage points.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

DAB wary of any poll bid, says Legco chief

Potential chief executive contender Tsang Yok-sing said yesterday there were reservations among pro-establishment political groups about his bid and that progress in seeking nominations was slow.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

By-election ban would curb right to vote, Bar says

The Hong Kong Bar Association says it is not convinced by the government's arguments to stop lawmakers who resign mid-term from standing in by-elections for six months.

It argues that the amended proposal would curtail the right of voters to elect their preferred candidates.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Calling for the great debate

Nearly 80 per cent of respondents surveyed in a poll published yesterday by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme expressed the hope that the leading candidates vying to become the next chief executive will face each other in a live debate.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who'll be the best at weathering the storm?

Barack Obama and Ma Ying-jeou have shown how economic turmoil can turn a popular politician into an embattled one.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Journalists, police spar over crime publicity

The police are patting themselves on the back for doing more to inform the public about crime - but news organisations say too much is still being held back.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tsang asks public for ideas on speech

The chief executive has started to consult the public on his final policy address, a speech likely to define his legacy, but one of his first stops was greeted by protesters yesterday.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Double degree adds up for HK maths prodigy

The wonderkid who at nine became the city's youngest undergraduate four years ago completed his bachelor's and master's programme this week at the age of 13.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bus drivers seek 6.5pc pay rise

Unions for drivers of the city's three bus companies are demanding a salary increase of between 6.5 per cent and 8 per cent this year. They also have called for the daily pay of casual drivers to rise by HK$40. Chung Kin-wa, of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, said the demands were based on inflation and expected profits.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Advisers support holiday plan

The Labour Advisory Board agrees to a government proposal that when Lunar New Year's Day or the day after the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on a Sunday, the substitute holiday will be on the following Monday rather than the preceding Saturday. A board representative, Stanley Lau Chin-ho, said such instances would happen only rarely.

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am