Lift pranks, filibusters all in a day's work at Legco

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong stages an anti-filibuster protest outside Legco. Photo: David Wong

Two suspected pranks in the lifts of the legislature building yesterday almost added to a delay in budget debates, which are just starting to be dragged out by radical lawmakers' filibustering.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 6:09am

Gunmen kill Guinea's anti-graft treasury chief Aissatou Boiro

The head of Guinea's treasury was gunned down as she was driving home in what her colleagues describe as a brazen assassination aimed at silencing an official who had launched an investigation into the disappearance of millions in state funds.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:55am

Trimming the fat

Nothing is calculated to strike fear into the Hong Kong heart more than news of increases in welfare spending. After revealing an 88 per cent rise in expenditure on items like CSSA payments over the past five years, Secretary for Treasury Denise Yue Chung-yee has paved the way nicely for wholesale public support for a cutback in handouts.

4 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Guide to corporate treasury unveiled

The recession has seen corporate treasury departments take on an increasingly important role beyond simple fund-raising, according to a banker.

Steven Groppi, senior vice-president of Asia and regional executive for Chase Manhattan Bank treasury solutions, said the past year had been challenging for companies.

13 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Trip by treasury chief

Secretary for the Treasury Kwong Ki-chi left for New Zealand last night to study the country's public sector reform programme.

17 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

No value

ATTEMPTS to value the property belonging to the Government would be meaningless, Secretary for the Treasury Kwong Ki-chi said, because it would include premises such as prisons and police stations. A full list is available for public reference in the Legco library, he said.

11 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Funds unused

FUNDS approved by the Finance Committee for 13 public works projects in the past five years remain unused, according to the Secretary for the Treasury, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

14 Oct 1993 - 12:00am