Selection Committee

More than 48 hopefuls will mean two votes

The NPC selection committee will vote twice to choose the 36 deputies if there are more than 48 candidates.

Tuesday, 19 August, 1997, 12:00am

Publicise nominators, says committee member

Making public the names of those who nominate the chief executive candidates would make the selection fairer, said Preparatory Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu.

'We need to be on guard against the whole election process being conducted in an overly relaxed atmosphere so that those who wish to misbehave do not feel there is any deterrence to their doing so,' she said.

28 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Ethics guidelines criticised

Proposed ethics guidelines for Selection Committee members were criticised last night as inadequate.

The rules, put forward by a Preparatory Committee sub-group, would disqualify any members who had received benefits from chief executive candidates.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

No names for backers in case they bet on wrong horse

THE Preparatory Committee yesterday overturned its decision to make public the names of Selection Committee members who nominated chief executive candidates.

According to the rule fixed by the plenary session, the names of the nominees will only be cross-checked by 'people involved'.

6 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Widening selection

There is no lack of candidates for the Selection Committee: when the list closes today, there will be more than a dozen disappointed applicants for each successful one. This by no means indicates people are satisfied with the system imposed on them.

14 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

QCs join '97 body race

Two Queen's Counsel yesterday rushed through the formalities to file applications for the Selection Committee.

The Bar Association said former High Court deputy judge Alan Hoo and barrister Andrew Liao were among eight members who had asked the association to verify their membership for nominations to the committee.

14 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Members urged to stand

The 110,000-strong Chinese Civil Servants' Association will recommend its core members seek seats on the Selection Committee.

The core group - including the union's 21 executive councillors, 181 annual general meeting representatives, and branch executive council members - numbers about 1,000.

7 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Duty-bound to inform constituents of views

Anthony Lee (South China Morning Post, August 31) said he is confused by my letter of August 24. Allow me to reiterate my position.

I am not joining the Selection Committee, but I will not challenge the moral intentions of others who want to join. They must do what they think is best in difficult circumstances.

5 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Support of 100 vital for run at top post

Candidates for chief executive will have to be nominated by at least 100 Selection Committee members under a proposal to be put to the Preparatory Committee.

However, the proposals formulated by the committee's secretariat and to be discussed by a sub-group today or tomorrow, do not indicate whether the nominees' identity will be disclosed.

4 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Nominees list to stay confidential

Nominations for the Selection Committee will not be published, a senior Beijing official has said.

Nominees' names will be available for their own inspection only.

It is believed there could be more than 10,000 nominations by the September 14 deadline.

The official said the Preparatory Committee had not been authorised to publish the names.

30 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Time to name names

The possibility that the full list of nominations for the Selection Committee might not be published raises concerns over the transparency of the selection process for the first Chief Executive. That is a pity.

30 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Bar Council bias denied

Bar Council member Lo Pui-yin last night denied a circular to members about the Selection Committee and the provisional legislature was biased.

29 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Complaints over advert

The Broadcasting Authority has received two complaints about the production quality of an advertisement which promotes nominations for the Selection Committee.

The complaints have been referred to the Constitutional Affairs Branch.

The branch said opinions would be relayed to the Preparatory Committee Secretariat if necessary.

28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Selection process will not be very meaningful

In your report on August 13, you said that I would 'consult' my constituents on whether to join the Selection Committee.

Your report is mistaken, so please allow me to correct it here.

I will not be joining the Selection Committee for two reasons.

Firstly, the committee is to select the first chief executive.

24 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Student groups divided over nominations

Student groups are divided over whether to nominate members to the Selection Committee.

The president of the Hong Kong Youth and Tertiary Students' Association, Yiu Pak-leung, said yesterday the association would send letters to its members within the next two weeks, inviting them to nominate for the 400-member body.

21 Aug 1996 - 12:00am