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Shiu Sin-Por

C.Y.'s double-talk ensures scandal won't go away

Is Leung Chun-ying a very good liar or is he just a chief executive who doesn't know how to tell the truth?

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 3:39am 2 comments

Hong Kong's leadership of fools

How do you turn a muddle into an extraordinary mess? It's easy - join the administration of Leung Chun-ying. Let us momentarily set aside the mounting controversies confronting the government and turn to the dysfunctional way it conducts its affairs.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am 1 comment

HK$2.8m reason that this job is obscene

It doesn't have a proper title yet, but if I had to describe it, I would use the Chinese euphemism "the position of double happiness". Sorry, it's not another 3-D porn movie but a new full-time salaried position that the government is creating under its Central Policy Unit.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am 1 comment

Row over Central Policy Unit shows up Leung's leadership

It looks like Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been backed into a corner now that he is being attacked from both inside and outside the administration.

Just when recent polls showed his approval ratings were rising slightly, an unexpected "attack" has come from his much-trusted Central Policy Unit's head, Shiu Sin-por, who is supposed to report directly to him.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am

Anson Chan criticises CPU role expansion

A chaotic situation would develop if an official think tank got involved in co-ordinating appointments to government bodies, former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang warned on Thursday.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:02pm 1 comment

Who said it?

As a government department, the Central Policy Unit is, of course, a government tool. What can it be if it isn't a tool? Yum cha?

Shiu Sin-por, head of the think tank  

We don't need to treat a foreign magazine's report as guidance from a superior body

20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Legco queries purpose of think tank's new HK$2.8m post

A new, salaried position that an official think tank is proposing to create may be meant as a channel to rally Hongkongers' support for the government, according to pan-democratic lawmakers.

Some legislators were also riled by repeated comments from Central Policy Unit head Shiu Sin-por acknowledging his agency was a "government tool".

20 Nov 2012 - 4:50am 1 comment

Lawmakers criticise proposed new CPU post

Lawmakers criticised the government’s official think tank for seeking to create another salaried position, suspicious that it wants the new employee to rally support for the government.

19 Nov 2012 - 5:39pm

Who said it?

I have Petraeus and Allen both e-mailing me about getting this dealt with

Florida socialite Jill Kelley, embroiled in scandal that saw David Petraeus resign as CIA chief, wrote to Tampa mayor about a DJ's offensive remarks on the Koran


We must be a tool to serve the government. We are not a chit-chat unit or a playgroup

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

Central Policy Unit chief defends government ads to push proposals

The government must engage in a public relations battle to drum up support for its policies, and pay more attention to views expressed online about its policies, the head of the Central Policy Unit think tanks says.

18 Nov 2012 - 5:18am