Wong Yan-Lung

Ex-justice chief Wong Yan-lung recalls 7 years of 'walking on water'

Wong Yan-lung. Photo: Sam Tsang

In reality, Wong's government colleagues preferred to call him "Siu Ming" - "a boy who is hardworking but a little naive, who would finish his homework and raise his hands to ask teachers questions".

Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 5:40am

Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2013

Retail rents are high at The Link's malls. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Michael Chugani in his column has painted a gloomy economic outlook for Hong Kong and his vivid description reminded me of the film Les Miserables and Mencius. When greed reigns, it suffocates sustained economic growth. The birth rate and demographic profile will be deformed and, therefore, in the long run the population pyramid is not healthy.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am 1 comment

Ex-justice secretary Wong Yan-lung denies 'storm cloud' over judiciary

Former Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary said in October that "storm clouds of unprecedented ferocity" were gathering over the courts. Photo: Felix Wong

The previous secretary for justice says he sees no "storm clouds" gathering over the rule of law, countering a judge's recent warning of a threat to the city's judicial independence.

One of the city's best-known judges, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, said in October that "storm clouds of unprecedented ferocity" were gathering over the courts.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Ex-justice secretary Wong Yan-lung cleared to resume career as barrister

Wong Yan-lung

Former secretary for justice Wong Yan-lung has been given the all-clear to resume his career as a barrister in January after a government committee concluded it would not cause any conflict of interest.

10 Nov 2012 - 4:24am

Former chief justice sings Wong's praises

Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang has taken the unusual step of making public a personal letter paying tribute to the 'outstanding contribution' of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, who steps down this week after seven years in the job.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Justice secretary 'will consider' staying out of senior officials' cases

The law against corruption involving senior officials is clear, says Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, and he will consider disengaging from sensitive cases so the prosecution will be fair and seen to be so.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wong speaks up for mediation law

Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung hopes Legco can still pass a bill to create a statutory framework for mediation - an alternative to court action to settle disputes - despite delays caused by lawmakers' filibuster of a contentious bill on by-elections.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Justice chief advised to steer clear of Tang case

A former director of public prosecutions says the secretary for justice must exclude himself if his department needs to decide whether to prosecute Henry Tang Ying-yen or his wife Lisa Kuo Yu-chin for building an unauthorised basement.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Arbitration bill being prepared

The government is to introduce a new Arbitration Bill during the current legislative session to make Hong Kong's arbitration laws fall in line with the international standard.

Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, who announced the move at the opening of the legal year yesterday, said it would help promote arbitration in the city.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Higher pay urged to stop exodus

A large-scale improvement in the pay and conditions of government lawyers was desperately needed if the government wished to become an employer of choice rather than of last resort, legal sources said yesterday.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Higher pay urged for government lawyers to stop exodus, attract talent

A large-scale improvement in the pay and conditions of government lawyers was desperately needed if the government wished to become an employer of choice rather than of last resort, legal sources said yesterday.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Justice minister visits Shanghai

Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung began a three-day tour to Shanghai and Hangzhou , during which he will promote Hong Kong's arbitration services. In Shanghai, Mr Wong will meet the mayor and representatives from its justice bureau, the higher people's court and the lawyers' association. He will visit Fudan University today.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In the dock

The popularity ratings of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung have reached an all-time low, according to a poll. Does this have wider implications and reflect growing public disquiet in the legal system? Write to us.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Justice boss' popularity at record low after legal bias perceived

The popularity ratings of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung have reached an all-time low, according to a University of Hong Kong poll, a continuation of a slide that began in December.

Mr Wong usually commands a healthy popularity rating but in December public confidence in the justice chief slid from 76 per cent to 67 per cent.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Traffic officer who 'clocked' tycoon made error, Legco told

The Secretary for Justice has revealed that the policeman who caught Peter Lam Kin-ngok speeding was 100 metres out in describing the position of the tycoon's Ferrari.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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