Hong Kong civil servants were set to have an annual salary increase approved, but recent extradition protests have pushed it back. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Pay rise for Hong Kong’s 173,000 civil servants to be delayed for months due to protesters’ damage to Legislative Council complex

  • Finance Committee was to approve annual salary increase before its three-month summer break
  • But extensive protest damage has pushed the approval back until October at the soonest
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong civil servants were set to have an annual salary increase approved, but recent extradition protests have pushed it back. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam presents her Executive Council shortly after taking office in July 2017. Photo: Edward Wong

In the spotlight for once, the Executive Council – the de facto cabinet of Hong Kong’s chief executive – is taking flak for its advising of Carrie Lam in the extradition bill crisis

  • Exco meets most weeks with the city’s leader, who is bound by law to consult it on policy
  • Advisory body now faces calls for members to resign and criticism for going on summer recess at a critical time
Topic |   Executive Council of Hong Kong

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam presents her Executive Council shortly after taking office in July 2017. Photo: Edward Wong
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