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Royal Commission

Lamma inquiry commission to be headed by 'highly credible person'

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

Corrections & clarifications

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

Lawyers lobby Malaysian king

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

Time for a spell

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

Shooting the messenger is politically unhealthy

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

Judge urged to quit over 'conflict of interest'

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

Judicial inquiry into academic freedom row delayed 10 days

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

The main players

Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing Chairman and commissioner of the inquiry:

Born 1946

Career highlights

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

Covert Surveillance Commission

The panel unveiled


Justice Woo Kwok-hing

Born 1946

Career highlights

1969: Admitted to Bar of England and Wales

1992: Named High Court judge

2004: Appointed Vice-President of Court of Appeal

Key public service

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Corruption exposed in Malaysian police force

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