Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.
Sum Lok-kei
Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

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Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng denies wrongdoing over arbitration cases from her private practice

Secretary for justice was accused in media report of not declaring assignments when she took government post.

24 May 2019 - 11:12PM

Secretary for justice was accused in media report of not declaring assignments when she took government post.

Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng denies wrongdoing over arbitration cases from her private practice
11 EU representatives meet Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to protest against controversial extradition bill as government gathers 100 officials to build united front

Sources say they asked the chief executive to add safeguards so the judiciary will take international human right standards into account in vetting fugitive transfer requests.

24 May 2019 - 11:27PM

Sources say they asked the chief executive to add safeguards so the judiciary will take international human right standards into account in vetting fugitive transfer requests.

11 EU representatives meet Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to protest against controversial extradition bill as government gathers 100 officials to build united front
Hong Kong extradition law: Beijing-friendly legal heavyweight Albert Chen breaks silence to call for extra safeguards on contentious proposal

Government should still explore improvements to a current proposal, such as empowering local courts to hand over fugitives only to jurisdictions that could provide fair trials, the Beijing-friendly legal heavyweight said.

24 May 2019 - 9:00PM

Government should still explore improvements to a current proposal, such as empowering local courts to hand over fugitives only to jurisdictions that could provide fair trials, the Beijing-friendly legal heavyweight said.

Hong Kong extradition law: Beijing-friendly legal heavyweight Albert Chen breaks silence to call for extra safeguards on contentious proposal
Hong Kong extradition bill: city’s leader hints that only requests from China’s top court or prosecutor will be accepted

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says she hopes for ‘positive response’ to suggestion requests only come from China’s top court or prosecutor’s office, as she blasts pan-democrats for double-standards on foreign intervention.

22 May 2019 - 11:20PM

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says she hopes for ‘positive response’ to suggestion requests only come from China’s top court or prosecutor’s office, as she blasts pan-democrats for double-standards on foreign intervention.

Hong Kong extradition bill: city’s leader hints that only requests from China’s top court or prosecutor will be accepted
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends Beijing’s involvement in extradition bill row, pointing out foreign powers ‘escalated’ controversy

Carrie Lam says mainland involvement was only natural after unnamed foreign powers ‘escalated’ the controversy.

21 May 2019 - 2:45PM

Carrie Lam says mainland involvement was only natural after unnamed foreign powers ‘escalated’ the controversy.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends Beijing’s involvement in extradition bill row, pointing out foreign powers ‘escalated’ controversy
Hong Kong government to take drastic step in fast-tracking controversial fugitive bill

Government says proposal will go straight to full council. Attempts to start bills committee proceedings have been fraught, with one meeting descending into scuffles.

20 May 2019 - 11:30PM

Government says proposal will go straight to full council. Attempts to start bills committee proceedings have been fraught, with one meeting descending into scuffles.

Hong Kong government to take drastic step in fast-tracking controversial fugitive bill
Opposing political camps clash at Hong Kong’s legislature over controversial extradition bill

Members of two opposing political camps clashed on Saturday morning at Hong Kong’s legislature over the control of a committee vetting the controversial extradition bill.

11 May 2019 - 1:48PM

Members of two opposing political camps clashed on Saturday morning at Hong Kong’s legislature over the control of a committee vetting the controversial extradition bill.

Opposing political camps clash at Hong Kong’s legislature over controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong government condemns ‘disorderly and uncontrollable conditions’ after Legco chaos halts meeting of committee reviewing extradition bill

Meeting of committee scrutinising controversial extradition bill adjourned till Tuesday after clashes between rival camps which left one lawmaker in hospital and three others claiming injuries.

13 May 2019 - 3:13PM

Meeting of committee scrutinising controversial extradition bill adjourned till Tuesday after clashes between rival camps which left one lawmaker in hospital and three others claiming injuries.

Hong Kong government condemns ‘disorderly and uncontrollable conditions’ after Legco chaos halts meeting of committee reviewing extradition bill
Taipei will not agree to transfer of Hong Kong murder suspect if Taiwanese citizens risk being sent to mainland China

‘We want the relevant suspect to face justice but our government cannot ignore damages to the human rights of our nationals,’ Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council deputy minister Chiu Chui-cheng says.

10 May 2019 - 9:23AM

‘We want the relevant suspect to face justice but our government cannot ignore damages to the human rights of our nationals,’ Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council deputy minister Chiu Chui-cheng says.

Taipei will not agree to transfer of Hong Kong murder suspect if Taiwanese citizens risk being sent to mainland China
Top Hong Kong officials defend controversial extradition bill, saying alternative proposals will ‘fundamentally change’ legal system

Justice chief Teresa Cheng says alternative ideas will change tradition that local courts deal only with crimes committed in Hong Kong. But lawmakers and proponents of different ideas immediately criticise the government’s reasoning.

9 May 2019 - 12:08AM

Justice chief Teresa Cheng says alternative ideas will change tradition that local courts deal only with crimes committed in Hong Kong. But lawmakers and proponents of different ideas immediately criticise the government’s reasoning.

Top Hong Kong officials defend controversial extradition bill, saying alternative proposals will ‘fundamentally change’ legal system
Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns

The chief executive says security minister John Lee and justice minister Teresa Cheng will address the public’s doubts on Tuesday afternoon, but there will still be no changes to the bill.

7 May 2019 - 2:31PM

The chief executive says security minister John Lee and justice minister Teresa Cheng will address the public’s doubts on Tuesday afternoon, but there will still be no changes to the bill.

Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns
Pro-establishment camp seizes control of bill committee scrutinising Hong Kong’s controversial extradition law

Lawmakers voted to replace veteran pan-democrat James To with pro-Beijing Abraham Razack as chair of extradition bill committee.

7 May 2019 - 1:57AM

Lawmakers voted to replace veteran pan-democrat James To with pro-Beijing Abraham Razack as chair of extradition bill committee.

Pro-establishment camp seizes control of bill committee scrutinising Hong Kong’s controversial extradition law
Row over controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong intensifies as legal scholar’s call for changes sends shock waves through political circles

Lawmakers pass motion to issue guidelines on removing pan-democrat James To from presiding over bills committee.

4 May 2019 - 11:27PM

Lawmakers pass motion to issue guidelines on removing pan-democrat James To from presiding over bills committee.

Row over controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong intensifies as legal scholar’s call for changes sends shock waves through political circles
Lawmakers expect further chaos over Hong Kong extradition bill after pro-Beijing camp’s bid to unseat opposition member ruled non-binding

Pro-establishment lawmakers expected to approve motion at House Committee special meeting to issue guidelines to oust Democratic Party’s James To but Legislative Council’s advisers warn guidelines will not be binding, allowing the pan-democrats to continue filibustering the process.

4 May 2019 - 8:25AM

Pro-establishment lawmakers expected to approve motion at House Committee special meeting to issue guidelines to oust Democratic Party’s James To but Legislative Council’s advisers warn guidelines will not be binding, allowing the pan-democrats to continue filibustering the process.

Lawmakers expect further chaos over Hong Kong extradition bill after pro-Beijing camp’s bid to unseat opposition member ruled non-binding
Legal adviser to Hong Kong’s legislature questions why mainland China is not excluded from controversial extradition bill

Both the Legislative Council’s legal division and scholar Albert Chen raise doubts on the amendment ahead of a key meeting among lawmakers.

4 May 2019 - 10:49AM

Both the Legislative Council’s legal division and scholar Albert Chen raise doubts on the amendment ahead of a key meeting among lawmakers.

Legal adviser to Hong Kong’s legislature questions why mainland China is not excluded from controversial extradition bill
Officers of Hong Kong’s disciplined services to fight for pay rise of up to 7 per cent

The Police Force Council, Junior Police Officers’ Association and Disciplined Services Consultative Council announced their demands before the chief executive and Executive Council decide on pay adjustments for more than 170,000 civil servants.

3 May 2019 - 10:23AM

The Police Force Council, Junior Police Officers’ Association and Disciplined Services Consultative Council announced their demands before the chief executive and Executive Council decide on pay adjustments for more than 170,000 civil servants.

Officers of Hong Kong’s disciplined services to fight for pay rise of up to 7 per cent
Extradition bill sparks paralysing row in Hong Kong’s legislature

Committee scrutinising bitterly contested proposal fails to select chairman again as pro-democracy legislators seek to stall legislative process.

30 Apr 2019 - 11:25PM

Committee scrutinising bitterly contested proposal fails to select chairman again as pro-democracy legislators seek to stall legislative process.

Extradition bill sparks paralysing row in Hong Kong’s legislature
Enact upskirting law to plug loophole, Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission tells government

Commission says there is a pressing need for new laws to be enacted after the Court of Final Appeal struck down wholesale use of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ law.

30 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

Commission says there is a pressing need for new laws to be enacted after the Court of Final Appeal struck down wholesale use of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ law.

Enact upskirting law to plug loophole, Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission tells government
Extradition law in Hong Kong: Chief Executive Carrie Lam refuses to meet pro-democracy camp over controversial bill, saying practical suggestions should be made in the legislature

Hong Kong chief executive says officials willing to listen to lawmakers’ views about contents of the bill but private meeting to persuade her to shelve it would be futile.

30 Apr 2019 - 4:27PM

Hong Kong chief executive says officials willing to listen to lawmakers’ views about contents of the bill but private meeting to persuade her to shelve it would be futile.

Extradition law in Hong Kong: Chief Executive Carrie Lam refuses to meet pro-democracy camp over controversial bill, saying practical suggestions should be made in the legislature
Why the big difference in estimates for crowd size by police and organisers of Sunday’s protest march in Hong Kong?

Discrepancy in the figures is a reflection of the polarisation in society, say two scholars.

30 Apr 2019 - 9:24AM

Discrepancy in the figures is a reflection of the polarisation in society, say two scholars.

Why the big difference in estimates for crowd size by police and organisers of Sunday’s protest march in Hong Kong?
Estimated 130,000 protesters join march against proposed extradition law that will allow transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to mainland China

Last of the protesters leave the starting point in Causeway Bay two hours after march starts. The government’s No 2 official, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, says the turnout is not a big concern.

29 Apr 2019 - 1:12AM

Last of the protesters leave the starting point in Causeway Bay two hours after march starts. The government’s No 2 official, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, says the turnout is not a big concern.

Estimated 130,000 protesters join march against proposed extradition law that will allow transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to mainland China
Jailed Occupy ringleader Shiu Ka-chun hospitalised after spending just one night behind bars in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun is serving eight-month sentence for his role in 2014 protests, and officials said he was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital suffering with high blood pressure.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:23PM

Pro-democracy lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun is serving eight-month sentence for his role in 2014 protests, and officials said he was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital suffering with high blood pressure.

Jailed Occupy ringleader Shiu Ka-chun hospitalised after spending just one night behind bars in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s politicians and legal profession split over jail terms for four Occupy leaders – some say sentences are too harsh while others think they should be stiffer

Four protest leaders have been jailed for up to 16 months, leaving Hong Kong’s legal profession and politicians split on the court’s decision.

25 Apr 2019 - 12:41AM

Four protest leaders have been jailed for up to 16 months, leaving Hong Kong’s legal profession and politicians split on the court’s decision.

Hong Kong’s politicians and legal profession split over jail terms for four Occupy leaders – some say sentences are too harsh while others think they should be stiffer
Four of nine Occupy leaders jailed for up to 16 months over roles in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella movement

Sentencing marks the end of years of prosecutions brought against leaders and participants in 79-day protests. Lawmaker Tanya Chan has sentencing adjourned over life-threatening condition requiring brain surgery.

25 Apr 2019 - 4:36AM

Sentencing marks the end of years of prosecutions brought against leaders and participants in 79-day protests. Lawmaker Tanya Chan has sentencing adjourned over life-threatening condition requiring brain surgery.

Four of nine Occupy leaders jailed for up to 16 months over roles in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella movement
Proportion of regulars doubles at Hong Kong’s June 4 vigil as young stay clear

Baptist University political scientist Dr Edmund Cheng argues rise of localism is a larger factor in the decline in attendances than any action by the pro-Beijing camp.

23 Apr 2019 - 12:44PM

Baptist University political scientist Dr Edmund Cheng argues rise of localism is a larger factor in the decline in attendances than any action by the pro-Beijing camp.

Proportion of regulars doubles at Hong Kong’s June 4 vigil as young stay clear
Bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland China proves more popular with Easter visitors than high-speed rail link

Passengers numbers for inward and outbound journeys on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge dwarf those using Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

22 Apr 2019 - 10:42PM

Passengers numbers for inward and outbound journeys on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge dwarf those using Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland China proves more popular with Easter visitors than high-speed rail link
Three ride-hailing apps put to the test in Hong Kong – Uber, Fly Taxi and new cab industry-backed eTaxi. Which came out on top?

Post reporters pit rival services against each other after Hong Kong Taxi Council chairman declares: ‘Whatever Uber can do, we’ll do it better’.

20 Apr 2019 - 11:12PM

Post reporters pit rival services against each other after Hong Kong Taxi Council chairman declares: ‘Whatever Uber can do, we’ll do it better’.

Three ride-hailing apps put to the test in Hong Kong – Uber, Fly Taxi and new cab industry-backed eTaxi. Which came out on top?
Indonesians in Hong Kong cast votes ahead of country’s elections as consulate general vows to stamp out fraud

Migrant workers given a head start as incumbent Joko Widodo faces a rematch against his 2014 opponent Prabowo Subianto.

14 Apr 2019 - 10:39PM

Migrant workers given a head start as incumbent Joko Widodo faces a rematch against his 2014 opponent Prabowo Subianto.

Indonesians in Hong Kong cast votes ahead of country’s elections as consulate general vows to stamp out fraud
How to home-school in Hong Kong: parents reveal daily schedules including reading time, giving children more choice and lots of outdoor activities

Parents say their own experience of teaching in Hong Kong schools behind the motivation to educate their own children

13 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Parents say their own experience of teaching in Hong Kong schools behind the motivation to educate their own children

How to home-school in Hong Kong: parents reveal daily schedules including reading time, giving children more choice and lots of outdoor activities
Home-schooling in Hong Kong: number of families opting out of system higher than thought, but do they risk running afoul of education authorities?

Survey reveals number educating their children at home is six times the official record

13 Apr 2019 - 11:35PM

Survey reveals number educating their children at home is six times the official record

Home-schooling in Hong Kong: number of families opting out of system higher than thought, but do they risk running afoul of education authorities?