Hong Kong Whistleblowers'
(Chinese character code B5:香港敢言者網頁;
for Promoting the Ethics
Freedom of Speech Despite
London's The Times 31 Jan 97 reported: A disciplinary tribunal said that
Mr Ian HOPKINS, manager of the now defunct Barings security trading company, had
not blown the whistle hard enough "until they are noted by the proper authorities"
over the 1995 malpractice of Nick LEESON in Singapore. Despite having been "
from the governing management committee just 3 days before the collapse" of Barings
for the whistleblowing, HOPKINS was nonetheless found guilty of failing in his
ethical/statutory duty of "due skill, care and diligence".
A contrary development
has, however, persisted beyond 1997 in Hong Kong since the colonial times. The
following is Hong Kong's newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) 10 Sep
94 report of Hong Kong's first reported whistleblower case of barrister/pharmacist
Mr Anthony C H CHUA (B5:蔡誌慶;
GB:絆祩④ CAI Zhiqing):
"Barrister Gets Warning About Contempt". The
is that the Bar Code No.101 is against the right to freedom of speech and
the Hong Kong Bar is a "public authority" subject to the Rule of Law under the
Bill of Rights. Wordings of the placard around his neck is self-explanatory
in both Chinese and English: Hong Kong Colonial Government and Hong Kong Bar Association
Victimise Whistleblower Anthony C H CHUA. The title of the book under his right
arm is "Commission on Human Rights, Philippines". See below
for more details and for the case against the Hong Kong Colonial Government under
Colonial Regulations57 and 59.
1. Mr DENG
Xiaoping (B5:鄧小平; GB:腌苤す) is the most well-known whistleblower
via-a-vis the old guards. He was purged 3 times. The Chinese concept of retaliation
against the whistleblower is called making him wear a
pair of shoes (B5:穿小鞋; GB:援苤衧).
Hong Kong Government Pharmacist who was compulsorarily retired under Colonial
Regulation57 and 59, under the pretext of misconduct, for
blowing the whistle on the Hong Kong Colonial Government's legitimacy ...
Hong Kong Barrister who challenges that the Hong Kong Bar Code No. 101
is against the freedom of speech and that the Hong Kong Bar Association has
practised double-standard by asserting itself not being subject to
the application of Hong Kong Bill of Rights.
2. The Case
of Mr Trevor SOFIELD
per SCMP 28 May 94 "Polytechnic Lecturer Sent Packing After Blowing the
Whistle ... but Inquiry Reveals Need for Change", "Polytechnic Whistle-blower
Sacked"; Hong Kong Standard 28 May 94 "Polytechnic Shake-up after inquiry
unto Misconduct"; Eastern Express 28 May 94 "Poly Whistleblower Forced
Out of His Job".
3. The case
of Mr Laurence LEUNG Ming-Yin (B5:梁銘彥),
former Immigration Chief, retired under Colonial Regulation 59 (B5:殖民地規例五十九條),
who blew the whistle in an inquiry of the Legislative Council that he was in
fact forced out. This highlighted the unsatisfactory aspect of the personnel
practice of the Hong Kong Colonial Government. See SCMP 19 Jun 97.
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more people will be alerted to the utility of whistleblowing and the need to
protect whistleblowers. Read the GAP
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Originally hosted by an unofficial students' WebServer at the HKU, this WebSite has been transferred to the official WebServer of the HKU (its photos and Main HomePage below) and has been registered there as Hong Kong Whistleblowers' HomePage
This site is: http://oocities.com/hk_whistleblower
(previously http://oocities.com/achchua1 or http://oocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1133)
visitors since Creation on 12 Nov 97.
Lastupdated on 3 Dec 97 (Version 02.2)
and on 7 June 2000 by Anthony C H CHUA and some WebPages are still under construction.