Secretary for Security

Article 23 law when time's right, security chief says

Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok reviews the police passing-out parade yesterday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Passing the national security legislation required under Article 23 of the Basic Law was a "constitutional responsibility", Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday.

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 5:14pm

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 to be involved in nuclear drill

Hong Kong's first nuclear safety drill in more than a decade could involve more than 1,000 city residents, if officials decide to expand the 'emergency zone'' around the Daya Bay nuclear complex from a 20 kilometre to a 30 kilometre radius.

Tung Lung Chau, home to just two people, is the only Hong Kong territory within the 20 kilometre zone around the mainland plant.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Security chief apologises to travellers

Hong Kong's security chief has taken responsibility for the hundreds of residents stranded in Thailand and apologised.

'As the security chief, I shoulder full responsibility for the hundreds of residents stranded in Thailand and I apologise to travellers affected,' Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said at a Legislative Council security panel meeting yesterday.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Retiring immigration chief won't rule out security minister's job

Outgoing immigration chief Lai Tung-kwok has not ruled out the possibility of becoming secretary for security but says joining the private sector is not an option.

Mr Lai, who has held the post since 2002, said he had achieved targets set six years ago and it was the right time to hand over to a successor.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

New scheme launched to prevent copyright infringements

Updated at 6.45pm: Hong Kong?s customs authorities on Wednesday launched a scheme to invite young internet users to help catch people sharing copyrighted material online.

More than 1,600 members of 11 youth uniformed organisations have joined the scheme aimed at combating copyright infringement on the internet, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Who to head security?

Who do you think should be Hong Kong's new secretary for security? Share your views: write to us.

28 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Regina Ip's thanks from the top

Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee spent the last day of her 28 years as a civil servant as a special guest of some 'old friends' - the central government in Beijing.

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Regina Ip tells public to be alert, not alarmed

Measures aimed at protecting Hong Kong from terrorist attacks have been stepped up and safety assessments will constantly be reviewed, the secretary of security announced yesterday, an hour after the war broke out.

A brochure telling the public how to deal with an emergency was also released, bearing the advice: 'Be alert not alarmed.'

21 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Demolition notices leave balconies unprotected

Because of a Catch 22 absurdity plus bureaucracy run riot in the Buildings Department, a time bomb is about to explode for thousands of Hong Kong dwellers unfortunate enough to occupy first-floor flats.

We are being forced to dismantle the roofs over our balconies, previously tolerated since they protect us from the daily rain of rubbish thrown from upper-floor apartments.

17 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Citizens and officials have duty to question mainland's actions

In regard to Hong Kong resident Lai Kwong-keung who was caught smuggling Bibles into the mainland recently, it's true that the United States has strong Christian interests. However, the US stance was based on its concern for a disproportionate penalty: a life-ending sentence for the crime of Bible smuggling (though Lai eventually received a two-year sentence for a lesser charge).

7 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Regina Ip denies entry criteria tightened

The security chief has denied tightening the criteria for approving applications from schools to admit children granted temporary stay in Hong Kong.

20 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Broom-head comic book in bad taste

Political satire, some of which targets senior government officials, is acceptable in a democratic society like Hong Kong.

However, the comic book Broom-head, with its savage personal attacks on Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, crossed the line. I found it disgusting and in very bad taste.

22 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Inside track

SECRETARY FOR Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has a penchant for transforming a cutting one-liner from comedian Groucho Marx into a real-life drama. Take, for example, his classic comment: AAPolitics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.''

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Sex discrimination should not be viewed in isolation

I am sure I am not the only person who wholeheartedly agrees with Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's point that women in Hong Kong must not be judged by the way they look ('Victimised by gender', South China Morning Post, August 7).

Yes, '[we] should remember that our city aspires to be a 'World City', 'City of Life', a tolerant, pluralistic and civilised society'.

9 Aug 2001 - 12:00am