Stephen Lam Sui-Lung

Veteran Maria Tam rules out Basic Law Committee role for Stephen Lam

Maria Tam Wai-chu. Photo: May Tse

Former constitutional minister Stephen Lam Sui-lung will not replace Elsie Leung Oi-sie as deputy director of the Basic Law Committee as had been rumoured, veteran committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu said.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 5:08am

Ex-chief secretary Stephen Lam denies he'll return to politics

Stephen Lam and his wife, Florence Ip Mo-fee. Photo: Nora Tam

Former chief secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday dismissed speculation that he might return to public service after finishing his theological studies in England next year.

A Christian, he said that chapter of his public service had closed, and he was considering a church career.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am 1 comment

Former chief secretary Stephen Lam upbeat on Hong Kong in UK speech

Stephen Lam

Stephen Lam Sui-lung - nicknamed the "human recorder" - was in top form when he made his first public appearance since leaving the government. He treated a British audience to a rosy view of Hong Kong and the success of "one country, two systems".

20 Oct 2012 - 3:42am

Lam paints rosy picture of Hong Kong at Oxford University

Stephen Lam delivers speech at the University of Oxford. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The man nicknamed the “human recorder” – Stephen Lam Sui-lung – treated a British audience to a rosy view of Hong Kong and the success of “one country, two systems”.

19 Oct 2012 - 7:45pm 1 comment

Protest brings vote decision to a head

More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets yesterday in a final attempt to head off a legal amendment that could scrap by-elections for Legislative Council vacancies.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sincerity the key to consultation

A fresh public consultation on the arrangements for mid-term vacancies in Legco has finally been launched. Propelled by an outcry against the government's controversial plan to scrap by-elections, the belated exercise appears, at first glance, to be an attempt to get back to basics.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Two lawmakers thrown out of panel meeting

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Reform plan for by-elections is just spitting the dummy

Last year, five members of the pan-democratic camp did a very foolish thing. They resigned their Legislative Council seats to force by-elections and create what they hoped would be seen as a 'referendum' on political reform.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Plan to scrap by-elections criticised

Government allies, miffed at not being consulted before a proposal to scrap by-elections for some constituencies was announced on Tuesday, have expressed doubts whether the plan is the best way to prevent dissident lawmakers from resigning to trigger polls.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Back to work for Stephen Lam

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung resumed his duties yesterday after he was discharged from Queen Mary Hospital, where he had heart surgery on Thursday.

Lam said he was in good health after undergoing an operation known as balloon angioplasty. 'I think it's enough for me to rest for two days on weekends,' he said.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Vow to block politically inspired by-elections

Officials have vowed to plug what they see as a legal loophole allowing lawmakers to trigger a so-called referendum through by-elections, though the Basic Law provision protecting the right to stand in election remains an obstacle.

3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Six professional groups in line for new government posts

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Officials asked to be fair to all candidates

Electoral Affairs Commission chairman Pang Kin-kee has warned government officials to be fair to candidates during elections.

'If you have given an opportunity to one candidate but are not meeting the others ... you need to be fair with that,' Mr Justice Pang said.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Drawn-out poll may see ministers go without pay' on page A2 on Saturday incorrectly identified Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung as civil service minister. We apologise for the error.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Auction order denied

The SAR had not received any directives from Beijing to stop auctioning national relics, Information Co-ordinator Stephen Lam Sui-lung said. He was responding to a newspaper report that the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office had issued a directive last year to stop Christie's and Sotheby's auctioning looted national relics.

11 Jan 2001 - 12:00am