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Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung

Chief executive denies US accusation of feigning confusion over Snowden's name

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Thursday rejected the US government accusation that the city's officials had feigned confusion over Edward Snowden’s name as a pretext for not detaining the intelligence leaker before he departed to Russia.

Friday, 28 June, 2013, 8:40am 3 comments

Hong Kong minister rejects US accusations of deliberately delaying Snowden's arrest

Hong Kong’s justice secretary said on Tuesday the United States had failed to provide crucial information necessary to support its request for the arrest of whistle-blower Edward Snowden before he had left the city.

26 Jun 2013 - 5:29am 46 comments

Government must ensure full accountability for Lamma ferry crash

Following the death of 39 people when two vessels collided off Lamma Island during the National Day fireworks display last October, the Leung Chun-ying administration immediately appointed a high-level independent commission to look into the cause of the accident. The collision was Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in more than 40 years.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 2 comments

Alleged blackmailer takes on justice chief

A securities dealer is seeking to challenge the justice secretary in court after his private prosecution of a businessman who accused him of blackmail was terminated by the public prosecutor.

1 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Rimsky Yuen - cool, calm and collecting critics

Since taking office less than six months ago, Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has quickly become one of the city's most politicised - and besieged - justice ministers in recent memory.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Who said it?

It's difficult to say whether the military is involved, but definitely his agenda suits the military and its historical control over power

Analyst Raza Rumi, on Pakistani religious scholar Tahirul Qadri's "Long March" rally


There seems to be a disturbing lack of civility towards office-holders and even fellow legislators

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

Justice minister Yuen under pressure to spell out right of abode request

The justice minister is being pressed by the legal sector for details of an application to the top court for a referral to Beijing to clarify the Basic Law on who has right of abode here, before it is heard next month.

And the local government was also warned the request must be handled well - or the city's rule of law could be affected.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Right of abode debate: Experts have their say

It's been a turbulent end to the year for Hong Kong's judicial independence and rule of law.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:09am 6 comments

Lawyers warn of possible judicial interference

The Bar Association has warned of possible interference with judicial independence as a result of the recent heated debate over seeking interpretations of the Basic Law from Beijing.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:20am 1 comment

How should Basic Law be 'interpreted' for the times?

The Hong Kong government's request for the Court of Final Appeal to consider asking the National People's Congress Standing Committee for a clarification of the committee's 1999 interpretation of the Basic Law is, in the words of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, an attempt to "tidy up" legal loose ends.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:38am 6 comments