Standing Committee on Pressure Groups

Group dared to criticise colonial rulers and was put under watch

The Hong Kong Observers was one of the few pressure groups in the late 1970s and early 1980s that dared to criticise the policies of the colonial government and direct public attention to social injustice.

Saturday, 6 February, 2010, 12:00am

Read nothing into it

PROOF has reached us that the august and upright members of the Preliminary Working Committee (PWC) cannot be influenced, led astray or otherwise induced to follow anything but their own principles.

24 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Officials not aware of targets

OFFICIALS were unaware that the Standing Committee on Pressure Groups had singled out any particular group for surveillance during its five years of existence.

The committee's major task was to assess groups which had a bearing on social and political trends in the territory, Secretary for Security Peter Lai Hing-ling said in a written reply to Anna Wu Hung-yuk.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Activist 'target list' claimed

LEGISLATORS raised serious doubts about the Government's pledges that it had not conducted political investigations and did not have a ''target list'' of political activists.

Independent legislator Anna Wu Hung-yuk cited examples of possible political investigation conducted by the Government in the late 1970s and early 1980s of some political or pressure groups.

16 Jun 1994 - 12:00am