The number of hillfires nearly doubled during the Ching Ming Festival because of dry weather, legislators were told.Thursday, 6 May, 1999, 12:00am
The number of hillfires nearly doubled during the Ching Ming Festival because of dry weather, legislators were told.
Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Shuk-yee said in a written reply that 433 hillfires broke out between April 4 and 6, a 96 per cent rise on the same period last year. The blazes had destroyed more than 800 hectares of vegetation.6 May 1999 - 12:00am
The medical profession should set up its own monitoring mechanism to ensure the quality of health care services, a legislator said yesterday.
Dr Leong Che-hung, representing the medical constituency, said the profession should play a role in quality control.5 Apr 1999 - 12:00am
Debate over the Court of Final Appeal ruling was a healthy sign of the importance attached by the community to the rule of law, Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan Fang On-sang said yesterday.
She said a court clarification was the best way to answer concerns 'raised here and in the mainland' and 'to defuse a potential constitutional crisis'.18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Lawmakers vowed yesterday to refuse to discuss proposals for the abolition of the two municipal councils unless the Government provided details of how services would be improved.
They accused the administration of rushing through the plan to scrap the bodies, without being genuinely determined to reform food safety and environmental hygiene services.13 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Some infrastructure works would be designated 'millennium projects' to mark the new era, the Home Affairs Bureau chief said yesterday.
David Lan Hong-tsung said the occasion belonged to 'everybody in the SAR'.
'We have a framework on how to run the countdown that night. We also have long-term projects designated for the millennium,' he said.26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am