It would be very satisfying if the recorded drop in the number of complaints to the Ombudsman's office could be traced to a noticeable improvement in public services.Friday, 2 April, 1999, 12:00am
FIRST there was the government-appointed Woo Commission of Inquiry report on the Chek Lap Kok chaos. Then came last week's hard-hitting report from the Legislative Council Select Committee, with its harsh indictment of named officials.31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
Government officials appeared to have escaped blame again after the Ombudsman submitted his findings on the botched airport opening to the Chief Executive yesterday.
Asked which officials he deemed responsible for the opening debacle, Andrew So Kwok-wing said his aim was not to single out people but to make recommendations.27 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
The increasingly beleaguered Ombudsman offered up a poem yesterday as a response to his critics.
Andrew So Kwok-wing was faced with a barrage of questions after reports that officials wanted to get rid of him because of his decision to investigate the airport chaos.6 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
The Housing Department is being inconsistent in its handling of requests for families who wish to split up and obtain an extra public flat, according to the Ombudsman.6 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
The Ombudsman was considering whether to scale back his inquiry into the airport crisis yesterday to avoid duplicating the work of the Woo Commission.
But he declined to comment on the possibility of scrapping his parallel investigation altogether.23 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
A third inquiry has been announced into the chaos at Chek Lap Kok airport with the Ombudsman wading in to find out if officials were responsible.14 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
IF Andrew So Kwok-wing were a popular figure with civil servants, he would not be doing his job. As the ombudsman, or Commissioner for Administrative Complaints (COMAC), his role is to investigate and publicly criticise maladministration by the Government which provides his budget and support-staff.6 Feb 1996 - 12:00am
THE system used to find new homes for families living in overcrowded conditions is unfair and inefficient, the ombudsman has ruled.
He said the Housing Department's system had no comprehensive action plan or strategy.6 Jul 1995 - 12:00am
THE ombudsman yesterday slammed as 'inherently unfair and inconsistent' the Government's clearance of illegal homes.12 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
THE ombudsman is to investigate possible maladministration in the clearance of illegal homes.
Ombudsman Andrew So Kwok-wing yesterday denied the investigation was prompted by the Government's eviction of rooftop dwellers in Tsuen Wan last month.4 Jan 1995 - 12:00am