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  1. Plan to widen access to legal aid unveiled

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The government plans to widen people's access to legal aid by lowering the bar for eligibility in a major review. Under current rules, people with financial resources of less than HK$175,800- a calculation based on assets and income- are eligible for full legal aid, while those with a sum below HK$488,400 can apply for supplementary legal aid. The government ...

  2. Lawyers offer rare praise for government on legal aid reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The government- accused recently of dragging its feet on legal aid reform- has 'at least' shown goodwill by promising to allocate HK$100 million to expand the Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme, the head of a Bar Association committee said. The barristers' body was commenting on the announcement in last week's policy address that the scheme ...

  3. Use today's public wealth for a better tomorrow

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is in Beijing for the National People's Congress, officials are contemplating how to restore the government's credibility after its humiliating U-turn on the budget. But first they must explain how the ...

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    Lawyer bodies call for independent legal aid authority

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Lawyers say government department lacks independence and fails to meet public's needs Legal aid shake-up urged The city's law associations have reiterated their longstanding call for an independent legal aid authority to replace the government department that administers legal aid, saying it would give the public easier access to justice. ...

  5. Lifeguards to protest against pool outsourcing

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Lifeguards will hold a rally to protest against the government's decision to contract out the management of the soon-to-be-opened Tai Kok Tsui swimming pool. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the outsourcing arrangement, ...

  6. C.Y.'s aide figures out how to help election bid

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com A former aide of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is back in the political arena, but this time as a voluntary adviser to a pan-democrat candidate for the accounting sector in the Legislative Council election. Scott Cheng Hei-huen, formerly a senior media relations manager in Leung's electoral campaign office, said he was helping Kenneth Leung ...

  7. UN chief urges Beijing to boost aid to Africa

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, due to speak at the China-Africa co-operation forum tomorrow, appealed to Beijing last night to provide more assistance to Africa, not only for economic development but also in po ...

  8. Reaching out 'therapy' for Leung, says aide

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's meet-the-people sessions are a kind of therapy, key supporter Barry Cheung Chun-yuen writes as a co-author in a book to be released at this year's Book Fair. Reaching out to residents wa ...

  9. Aide expected to join Leung's team despite salary cut

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to remain a political aide, possibly after changing policy bureaus. The indication that Tsui would stay on comes amid an understanding that at least five out of the nine political aides serving ... the Liberal Party member did not rule out returning to the fray of party politics. Political aide for food and health, Paul Chan Chi-yuen, also dropped strong hints that he would not serve the next ...

  10. Bo's top aide left out of leadership

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A top aide of Chongqing's disgraced former party boss Bo Xilai was left out of the municipality's new leadership line-up yesterday. But others who were not close to Bo retained their seats in the top decision-making body. Xu Ming, 54, the top official overseeing the southwestern municipality's emerging Liangjiang New Area ...




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