From left, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu at a June 10 press conference on the anti-extradition protests. Imagine if both secretaries had resigned to take responsibility for the fiasco before it got worse. Photo: Robert NgFrom left, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu at a June 10 press conference on the anti-extradition protests. Imagine if both secretaries had resigned to take responsibility for the fiasco before it got worse. Photo: Robert Ng
From left, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu at a June 10 press conference on the anti-extradition protests. Imagine if both secretaries had resigned to take responsibility for the fiasco before it got worse. Photo: Robert Ng
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong’s concept of ministerial accountability is as dead as the extradition bill. Perhaps it should be withdrawn

  • The introduction of the accountability system in 2002 saw three ministers resign under public pressure in the first 18 months. But, since then, the idea of ministers quitting for their political failures seems to have been forgotten

From left, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu at a June 10 press conference on the anti-extradition protests. Imagine if both secretaries had resigned to take responsibility for the fiasco before it got worse. Photo: Robert NgFrom left, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu at a June 10 press conference on the anti-extradition protests. Imagine if both secretaries had resigned to take responsibility for the fiasco before it got worse. Photo: Robert Ng
From left, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu at a June 10 press conference on the anti-extradition protests. Imagine if both secretaries had resigned to take responsibility for the fiasco before it got worse. Photo: Robert Ng
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