Tony Kwok

Tony Kwok

Tony Kwok is an adjunct professor at HKU SPACE and an adviser to the Our Hong Kong Foundation. A former deputy commissioner of Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption, he is now an international anti-corruption consultant.

Latest from Tony Kwok

Opinion | Lenient sentencing for rioters could only prolong the protests and lead to a loss of faith in Hong Kong’s courts

Light sentences stemming from Occupy Central and those so far in the current unrest have prompted accusations of unfairness. By speeding up the court process and ensuring judicial independence, we can bring this crisis to a close.

22 Sep 2019 - 10:30AM

Light sentences stemming from Occupy Central and those so far in the current unrest have prompted accusations of unfairness. By speeding up the court process and ensuring judicial independence, we can bring this crisis to a close.

Lenient sentencing for rioters could only prolong the protests and lead to a loss of faith in Hong Kong’s courts
Opinion | Extradition bill: Hong Kong government must seize back the narrative from scaremongers

Opponents of the extradition bill have launched a campaign of misinformation to incite mass hysteria. The government should take broad measures to ease minds and ensure extradition requests meet international standards.

24 May 2019 - 9:00AM

Opponents of the extradition bill have launched a campaign of misinformation to incite mass hysteria. The government should take broad measures to ease minds and ensure extradition requests meet international standards.

Extradition bill: Hong Kong government must seize back the narrative from scaremongers
Opinion | How would Lee Kuan Yew have solved Hong Kong’s housing and health care problems?

Singapore caught up with Hong Kong living standards years ago, apparently by setting Hong Kong as a benchmark. Now it’s time for the Hong Kong government to work towards what Singapore has achieved in public housing and health care.

17 Apr 2019 - 9:00AM

Singapore caught up with Hong Kong living standards years ago, apparently by setting Hong Kong as a benchmark. Now it’s time for the Hong Kong government to work towards what Singapore has achieved in public housing and health care.

How would Lee Kuan Yew have solved Hong Kong’s housing and health care problems?
Opinion | What can Hong Kong do to strengthen its anti-corruption agency in these changing times?

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption has come a long way in its 45 years, and to meet future challenges the government could turn its review committee into a statutory body and set up an ICAC Greater Bay Area academy.

15 Feb 2019 - 9:12AM

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption has come a long way in its 45 years, and to meet future challenges the government could turn its review committee into a statutory body and set up an ICAC Greater Bay Area academy.

What can Hong Kong do to strengthen its anti-corruption agency in these changing times?
Opinion | Facts matter in the case on CY Leung’s UGL payment. Critics should not just pick on procedural matters

Criticism that the justice department did not seek private counsel should not overlook the lack of evidence to prosecute in the first place.

2 Jan 2019 - 6:49PM

Criticism that the justice department did not seek private counsel should not overlook the lack of evidence to prosecute in the first place.

Facts matter in the case on CY Leung’s UGL payment. Critics should not just pick on procedural matters
Next head of HKU, Zhang Xiang, must lay down a strict code of conduct for students and staff

The incoming head must guide the University of Hong Kong to adopt an attitude of zero tolerance towards disrespectful and rowdy conduct in the name of academic freedom.

4 Jan 2018 - 6:46PM

The incoming head must guide the University of Hong Kong to adopt an attitude of zero tolerance towards disrespectful and rowdy conduct in the name of academic freedom.

Next head of HKU, Zhang Xiang, must lay down a strict code of conduct for students and staff
Why Hong Kong people should support move to end filibustering in Legislative Council

Opposition legislators who take advantage of chamber rules to block government proposals that many ordinary people would welcome waste time and public money. It’s time to rewrite those rules.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Opposition legislators who take advantage of chamber rules to block government proposals that many ordinary people would welcome waste time and public money. It’s time to rewrite those rules.

Why Hong Kong people should support move to end filibustering in Legislative Council
Given the disgraceful booing at Hong Kong football matches, we can’t wait any longer for a national anthem law
How Donald Trump is making a case against democracy for China
Can Hong Kong be the envy of Singapore once more?
How Hong Kong can gain from joint immigration checks on express rail link
Hong Kong officials should follow Singapore and sue for defamation over slurs
In the wake of Donald Tsang’s jailing, code of ethics needs to be spelled out for all officials
Can China be the next anti-corruption success story, after Hong Kong and Singapore?
Hong Kong must seize the moment to end the abuse of land rights in the New Territories
Sports lessons from Hong Kong squash: build a strong base, and excellence will follow
Please don’t walk away, Rebecca Li – Hong Kong needs to maintain confidence in the ICAC
Can tough-on-crime Rodrigo Duterte begin to root out endemic  corruption in the Philippines?
Hong Kong airport protest has merely created unnecessary, and potentially costly, turbulence
Hong Kong should grant legal aid only to deserving cases
Hong Kong should welcome the trend of citizen-led court watchdogs, not see the idea as an attack on judicial independence
After the Mong Kok riot, it’s time to hit Hong Kong’s radicalised youth hard to show them crime doesn’t pay
Hong Kong airport needs a third runway as much as Heathrow does
Occupy Central need not have happened if pan-democrats had taken lessons from Lee Kuan Yew