SEC policy expected to encourage whistle-blowers in Asia

GSK is being investigated for suspected mainland bribery.

The number of employees informing on a company's wrongdoing in Asia, including China, is expected to continue rising with a new policy by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect the whistle-blowers, analysts say.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 2:05am

Whistle-blowers on the back page, too

Tim Donaghy

You don't have to look too far around this publication to know it has been a big week for whistle-blowers. Up front American Edward Snowden has blown the lid off the US National Security Agency's mass surveillance programme in an exclusive interview. Snowden emerged from hiding in Hong Kong long enough to start spilling the beans on some seriously disturbing and illegal snooping around here on folks like you and I.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Hong Kong's rule of law takes a front seat

Members of League of Social Democrats gather at HSBC headquarters and march to Consulate General of the United States Hong Kong and Macau (Consulate General of The United States of America) to support Edward Snowden. Photo: Edward Wong

There is little doubt that US authorities will file charges against American surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden and ask Hong Kong for his extradition. An investigation has been under way for some time and numerous counts, including leaking government classified information, are among the likely alleged crimes.

14 Jun 2013 - 2:50am 1 comment

Snowden right to put his trust in Hong Kong's fair and open courts

Illustration: Craig Stephens

Hong Kong has been thrust into the international spotlight after it was revealed that American whistle-blower Edward Snowden sought refuge in our city while he exposed the magnitude of America's secretive state surveillance programme.

14 Jun 2013 - 8:49am 10 comments

US whistleblower Edward Snowden finds haven in Hong Kong, but for how long?

Supporters of Edward Snowden rally in New York on Monday. Photo: AP

While Barack Obama played golf on an estate in California, a young man named Edward Snowden emerged from hiding in Hong Kong to tell the world how the US was at risk of becoming a surveillance state at odds with its own better nature. As a former intelligence insider, Snowden knows he cannot escape the electronic dragnet of the National Security Agency for long.

11 Jun 2013 - 11:05am 1 comment

Downfall of corrupt official Liu Tienan a rare success, says whistle-blower

Liu Tienan

The journalist who raised corruption allegations on the internet in December against the head of the mainland's energy regulator, contributing to the senior official's downfall this month, says his success is unlikely to be repeated.

30 May 2013 - 4:58am