South China Morning Post
                            Wednesday, May 17, 2000

                        Chronology of
                           controversy

                February 1997
                Named the first SAR Secretary for Justice.

                March 1998
                The Justice Department introduces legislation to exempt
                the then Xinhua (now Beijing's Liaison Office) from legal
                liability in a series of laws on discrimination, arbitration
                and environment.

                April
                Admitted to hospital to undergo an operation to remove
                a cancerous tumour of the colon. Her medical report is
                leaked to the media by a Queen Mary Hospital research
                assistant, who is prosecuted.

                October
                Miss Leung refuses to seek the return of gangster "Big
                Spender" Cheung Tsz-keung from the mainland to be
                tried in Hong Kong. He is later executed.

                November
                Miss Leung insists mainland courts have jurisdiction
                over the case of Li Yuhui, who killed three women and
                two girls in Telford Gardens. He is also executed.

                February 1999
                Her integrity is challenged by lawmakers after she
                reveals she does not intend to charge newspaper tycoon
                Sally Aw Sian in the Hong Kong Standard circulation
                fraud case, partly because staff might lose their jobs if
                the group collapses.

                March
                Legco legal profession representative Margaret Ng
                Ngoi-yee moves a vote of no-confidence in her over the
                incident but is defeated.

                June
                The Government seeks a reinterpretation from the
                National People's Congress Standing Committee of the
                right of abode provision in the Basic Law after Miss
                Leung makes trips to Beijing to "explain" the case.