Tsang, Donald Yam Kuen 曾蔭權

HKSAR v Donald Tsang Yam Kuen
HK Court of Final Appeal, 26-Jun-2019
The top court quashes his conviction for misconduct in public office, on the grounds of jury misdirection. As he has already served his sentence, no retrial is ordered.
HKSAR v Donald Tsang Yam Kuen
HK Court of Appeal, 31-Aug-2018
Leave to appeal to the CFA is refused. The court rules that the application is "not only without merit but, given the plethora of disparate questions posed under each point of law, was also without the distillation and focus that is expected of such applications."
HKSAR v Donald Tsang Yam Kuen
HK Court of Appeal, 20-Jul-2018
HKSAR v Donald Tsang Yam Kuen
HK Court of First Instance, 6-Mar-2018
Justice Andrew Chan slams the ex-CE for failure to cooperate with the ICAC despite public promises to do so. 1/3 of an estimated HK$15m of prosecution costs in trial 1 are awarded against him. After conviction for misconduct in public office and a hung jury on a bribery charge, he was tried again on that charge and the new jury hung again. It now emerges that in an attempt to influence the jury in trial 2, a PR firm or consultant rustled up the great and good to sit in a reserved section of the public gallery. We note that many of them are the same staunch Catholics from across the political spectrum who attended a church service to pray for him after his conviction. Amongst the congregation was CE-elect Carrie Lam, who now has the power to pardon him.
Carrie Lam among those at mass for jailed former HK leader
South China Morning Post, 30-Mar-2017
From across the political spectrum - in HK, religion trumps politics. When she becomes Chief Executive, Mrs Lam will have the power to pardon Donald Tsang.
Former Chief Executive jailed for misconduct in public office
ICAC, 22-Feb-2017
Experts question graft buster's decision not to probe bank boss in Donald Tsang investigation
South China Morning Post, 17-Feb-2017
ICAC backed out of quizzing bank chief
HK Standard, 3-Feb-2017
Faced with legal hurdles, watchdog did not question Bank of East Asia head during Donald Tsang probe
South China Morning Post, 2-Feb-2017
Ex-CE Donald Tsang faces additional bribery charge
ICAC, 11-Oct-2016
It will be interesting to see whether the alleged briber, Bill Wong Cho Bau, is prosecuted or testifies under immunity.
Donald Tsang faces new bribery charge
RTHK, 11-Oct-2016
Busting HK's road transport cartelsChinese translation
On the day the competition law takes effect, we take a long hard look at the anti-competitive legislation and policies which support a HK$116bn taxi cartel, a $22bn minibus cartel and a $13bn non-franchised bus cartel as well as restricting the hire car market. The Government should scrap all restrictions and franchises, introduce congestion pricing, and allow competition to serve the public interest. (14-Dec-2015)
Ex-Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam Kuen bailed
ICAC, 5-Oct-2015
Ex-Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam Kuen charged with misconduct
ICAC, 5-Oct-2015
Note: the architect involved, Barrie Ho Chow Lai, was also appointed by Donald Tsang as a member of the HK Housing Authority on 1-Apr-2012. We wonder whether Mr Tsang made any disclosure at that time.
DoJ statement re Donald Tsang Yam Kuen
HK Government, 5-Oct-2015
Donald Tsang Yam Kuen: ICAC investigations "apparently still ongoing"
HK Government, 31-Jan-2013
Tsang saga brings timely lesson over integrity
HK Standard, 5-Mar-2012
and Henry Tang denies hitching a ride with Peter Lam Kin-ngok to Europe in 2007 while Financial Secretary - saying that he had only hired a private jet, along with a friend. As one does.
Tycoon rejects 'collusion'
HK Standard, 24-Feb-2012
'I've never sidetracked'
HK Standard, 23-Feb-2012
Tsang set for Shenzhen home
HK Standard, 23-Feb-2012
Tsang quiz on trip to Macau is out for now
HK Standard, 22-Feb-2012
We note that Thomas Lau Luen Hung was found to be an insider dealer by the Insider Dealing Tribunal in 2006 and paid the Government the total profit of HK$15.3m and a penalty of HK$15m. What good company the CE keeps.
Donald Tsang visits CITIC Pacific mine in AustraliaVideo
HK Government, 19-Jun-2011
Mr Tsang said "A Hong Kong listing also helps raise the profile and reputation of the firms in Mainland China." Um, not if you are CITIC Pacific, still under investigation over false and misleading disclosure in 2008 relating to its Australian dollar accumulator losses. Will charges ever be brought?
Chief breaks window deadlock
HK Standard, 2-Jun-2011
Statement by CE Donald Tsang about his flat
HK Government, 1-Jun-2011
Statement by Buildings Dept about Donald Tsang's flat
HK Government, 1-Jun-2011
Home guarded
HK Standard, 1-Jun-2011
CE Donald Tsang's office responds to queries about his flat
HK Government, 31-May-2011
Statement by Law Society & Bar Association
Company media release, 20-May-2011
This follows comments by HK's Chief Executive claiming that "some political party politicians are using legal action... to disrupt major infrastructure just before kickoff in the name of environmental protection and conservation". In our view, his comments are disrespectful of the rule of law - if a project is delayed because of a failure by a Government department to comply with the law, then it only has itself to blame, whatever the motives of the person seeking the compliance.
Party lines drawn as Tsang hits out over bridge blow
HK Standard, 20-May-2011
The Community Collusion Fund
We look at the numerous problems with Donald Tsang's proposed Community Care Fund. The boards of listed companies which support it either expect sufficient corporate benefit in return or are breaching their fiduciary duties. We call on Legislators to kill the CCF by vetoing the HK$5bn allocation and instead get the government to reform its welfare system using the normal budgetary process. (4-Nov-2010)
Speech by CE Donald Tsang at 60th anniversary of FCC
HK Government, 15-Jun-2009
David Li Kwok Po resigns from Executive Council
HK Government, 16-Feb-2008
Letter to Donald Tsang
Webb-site.com editor David Webb has written to Hong Kong's Chief Executive with the results of our opinion poll on whether David Li Kwok Po should leave the Executive Council. (15-Feb-2008)
Listen to Donald Tsang on democracy and the Cultural Revolution
RTHK, 13-Oct-2007
What else can you call a US$3.2tn market which has gained 358% in 20 months and trades on a historic P/E of over 60, which is probably closer to 80-100 if you take out stock-market and real-estate revaluations from "E". We look at the bubble, the impact on HK, the thru-train, the calls in HK for an A-H arbitrage mechanism, and how the bursting may affect the socio-political system. The absence of a free media is itself contributing to the bubble. (16-Sep-2007)
Don's Donations
Webb-site.com discovers a Government black-out on details of political donations, breaking its own law and making it difficult to identify individual donors who financed Donald Tsang's campaign in the recent pseudo-election. Despite this, by careful analysis we have been able to estimate who were the leading donors, several of whom used dozens of unlisted subsidiaries or obscure executives to mask the scale of their contributions. We call for campaign finance reform to cap individual donations and ban corporate sponsorship. (7-May-2007)
Chief's allies rally round to raise HK$9.5m war chest
HK Standard, 25-May-2005
Tsang tipped to keep hopes of rival alive
HK Standard, 12-Apr-2005
New team of Principal Officials appointed
HK Government, 24-Jun-2002
The Client that got away
A light-hearted look at the events of Summer 1998. (28-Aug-1998)

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