Friday, 23 March 2012

CY Leung Selects his Article 23 Team?


According to Chinese-language Next Magazine, which, like a horse-racing pundit, has come out with its predictions when the race is all but over, Chief Executive non-elect – if I may coin a phrase – Leung Chun Ying has been wielding his broom (or should that be Regina's broom?) as he does a bit of housekeeping in advance of his coronation on Sunday.

Here are the hot tips for his inner circle together with those facing the chop:

Chief Secretary: Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee to replace the wretched Stephen Lam Sui Lung (to railroad Article 23 through)

Finance Secretary: Carrie Lam Yuet Ngor to replace Sir Don's best mate John Tsang Chun Wah (not to be confused with Carrie Yau)

Chief Justice: Jat Sew Tong*, SC, British educated lawyer who specialises in government prosecutions, to replace Wong Yan Lung (who might kick up a fuss about Article 23 being railroaded through)

Security Secretary: Lai Tung Kwok, Ip's subordinate when she was Director of Immigration, to replace his current boss Ambrose Lee Siu Kwong (to help his former boss railroad Article 23 through)

Convenor of Executive Council: Barry Cheung Chun Yuen, former consultant with McKinsey and Chairman of that useless quango the Urban Renewal Authority, to replace the useless Ronald Arculli

Chairman of Hospital Authority: Ko Wing Man to replace Anthony Wu Ting Yuk (not before time and an actual doctor to boot)

* Jat, now 45, became a Senior Counsel when just 36. He is my tip for one to watch over the next ten years as Hong Kong's fight to escape from the cave intensifies with the likely enacting of Article 23 and the almost certain fudging and delays over universal suffrage. This fellow is poised to be at the centre of things doing Beijing's bidding.    

11 comments:

Foamier said...

Has anyone been following the Tulisa (no, I hadn't heard of her either before she appeared on the Internet with some chap's Johnson, or should I say his Henry, in her mouth, receiving a full, so to speak, 7 minutes of TLC) case?

First there was complete denial, then it was an exaggeration (for 'palace' read 'phallus'), then someone else was blamed and as a side show the lawyers got involved.

Sounds familiar?

ulaca said...

Best comment on this talentless nerk's latest stunt:

What do Tulisa's blowjobs and her concerts have in common?

Nobody comes.

Anonymous said...

Carrie Lam as FS? You must be joking.

ulaca said...

Totally unqualified for the role? Then she must be a dead cert.

Frankie Fook-lun Leung said...

I don't think your line-up is accurate. I don't think Regina Ip will fit in with CY Leung's cabinet. She is too strong a personality for CY. CY will rule with an iron fist himself.

Anonymous said...

My understanding, from a friend of a friend whose brother works for HKSAR Government, is that Mrs Ip is part of the package as mandated by Beijing. We will see.

YTSL said...

Now CY Leung's officially won the "race", let's see how close Next Magazine got to the team selection...

ulaca said...

Well, there are three full months for the protagonists' past misdeeds to be dug up by our noble Fourth Estate, Yvonne, so breaths should not be held.

Frankie Fook-lun Leung said...

CY Leung should make sure his lieutenants don't go to bed with tycoons like the allegations made against Hui Si Yan and the Kwok brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties. Corruption of power can be fatal in substance and form.

Frankie Fook-lun Leung said...

Just treat it like a Triad Society boss picking lieutenants. There is no rule or regulation or transparancy.

ulaca said...

Francis, I thought we'd lost you. How's the weather in LA?