The government is looking for a "highly credible person", possibly a judge, to head an independent, statutory commission of inquiry into the causes of last week's boat collision off Lamma Island which killed 39 people.Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 5:50pm
In relation to the report 'Fanny Law likely to lead Tung Wah hospital group' on page A3 on Saturday, we wish to clarify that the commission of inquiry into certain allegations relating to the Institute of Education did not find that Mrs Law had pressured the president of the institute to dismiss a staff member. We apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused.29 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
A scandal involving the country's top judge, allegedly caught on tape fixing cases and brokering appointments, has come to a head with nearly 5,000 people, most of them lawyers, signing a petition to the king demanding his removal and a major cleanup of the judiciary.25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
It was the ending everyone was waiting for; the story about who would stay and who would go. There had been alleged threats and betrayals. Professors claimed they were under attack. There was the ministry, with its 'king' and loyal deputy. Finally it was published, revealing one of the characters to have been found wanting. She went.24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The freedom of people to express their opinions on matters of public interest is one of Hong Kong's core values. It is a right which has been exercised vigorously in the 10 years since the handover, a sign that our city's way of life has been maintained under the 'one country, two systems' concept.27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Lawyer for academics is concerned about inquiry head's work relationship with former education official Fanny Law
The judge leading the commission of inquiry into claims of government interference in academic freedom at the Hong Kong Institute of Education has been pressed to step down over an alleged conflict of interest.15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Lawyers for two of the parties due to testify say they need more time to prepare their submissions
The commission of inquiry into allegations of government meddling in the affairs of the Hong Kong Institute of Education is to call its first witness in just over two weeks' time, its chairman said yesterday.7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing Chairman and commissioner of the inquiry:
1969: Admitted to Bar of England and Wales.
1992: Named High Court judge.
2004: Appointed vice-president of Court of Appeal.
Key public service:16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
The panel unveiled
Justice Woo Kwok-hing
1969: Admitted to Bar of England and Wales
1992: Named High Court judge
2004: Appointed Vice-President of Court of Appeal
Key public service10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Corruption, bribery and abuse of power are so widespread in the Malaysian police force that immediate and forceful action is needed, a Royal Commission has found.12 May 2004 - 12:00am