Lai See

Green group complains about Yau's Europe trip

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Homage to corporate angels

The secretaries are back, thanks arguably to the hit US television drama Mad Men, which revolves around a New York advertising agency in the 1960s replete with the period's misogyny and political incorrectness.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Political assistants have pay slashed

Political assistants, who have long come under fire for failing to justify their generous salaries, will have their pay drastically cut in July in response to a public outcry, while ministers will get a pay rise of 8.1 per cent.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

3,000 public housing households 'overcrowded'

Some 3,000 'overcrowded' households live in public rental housing where they have living space of less than 5.5 square metres per person, Secretary for Housing Eva Cheng said in reply to a question in the Legislative Council.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am


Why 'Long Hair' felt he had no choice

According to Nigel Ng ('Legco jester reaps his just deserts', March 24), legislator Leung Kwok-hung, better known as 'Long Hair', deserves a two-month jail sentence for disrupting one of the so-called public forums on proposed changes to the by-election mechanism held at the Science Museum.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Above suspicion

Injustice anywhere,' said Martin Luther King, 'is a threat to justice everywhere.' In Hong Kong, prosecutions are not controlled by an independent director of public prosecutions, as in many major common law jurisdictions, but by the secretary for justice, a government minister appointed by the central authorities on the recommendation of the chief executive.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong needs legal clarity on assisted suicide

The University of Hong Kong's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention reported last month that the suicide rate now stands at 13.6 per 100,000 people, and predicted a rise in 2012.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Why secretary's announcement seems to be full of hot air

More reasons why Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau's announcement on air quality objectives should be treated with considerable scepticism.

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm


Against extra bureaucratic procedures

I refer to the report (''Holes in plan' to plug voting gap', December 20).

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Political assistants may face pay cut

Political assistants have been widely criticised for being overpaid. Now they could see their salaries cut by as much as 40 per cent, says the secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Begging gymnast helped by tycoon quits over insults

A former champion gymnast who went from begging to working for one of the mainland's richest men has resigned, saying he was insulted by two scholars and his boss' secretary.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Regina Ip - Legislator

Life has thrown more than its fair share of challenges at Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. In the face of adversity and throughout her life, she has drawn inspiration from the motto of her school, St Stephen's Girls' College, 'In Faith Go Forward'.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Public has right to air its opinions

Your editorial ('Allow maids case to take its course', October 1) is right to describe as 'extraordinary' the recent call to the public by the secretary for justice to refrain from making comments on the foreign domestic helper abode case that might prejudice or affect the judge's adjudication.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers hit out at Tang website finding

Lawmakers have challenged a government finding that unpaid work carried out by a government employee for a website belonging to Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and widely seen as part of his preliminary campaigning for chief executive had not breached any regulations.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


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10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am