Friday, February 20th, 2009
The Committee on Review of Post-service Outside Work for Directorate Civil Servants today (February 20) launched a two-month consultation exercise to seek views from the community and all other stakeholders on the control regime for post-service outside work for directorate civil servants.
[press release] [consultation document]
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
On 9 February 2009, the Hong Kong Government published the Consultation Document on Prisoners’ Voting Right to seek the public’s views on the policy options on the relaxation of the ban on prisoners’ voting right and the practical arrangements for prisoners and remanded unconvicted persons to vote.
Relating to the relaxation of the ban on prisoners’ voting right, the Government has put forward the following policy options:
(i) to remove the existing disqualification provision under which the following people will be disqualified for voting:
(ii) to disqualify prisoners from voting if they are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a sufficiently long period; and
(iii) to disqualify prisoners from voting if they are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a sufficiently long period while enabling them to resume the right to vote in the last few years of imprisonment. [press release]
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009