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  1. Business alliance a sensible move

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The setting up of a new alliance among groups supporting the business sector in the Legislative Council will not bring about a dramatic change in our political environment. ... influence. They are the Liberal Party, Economic Synergy- a breakaway faction of the Liberals- the Professional Forum and an independent lawmaker. The forming of the 12-member alliance will help unite ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Overall, lawmakers are lovable... and most of them are hardworking Legco president Tsang Yok-sing, speaking in defence of some of his colleagues People are squealing, the right people are squealing and that's exactly what should be happening Mark Ste ...

  3. Tougher penalties for misbehaviour by lawmakers would be welcomed by public

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... campaign, some people accused the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong of providing free food and gifts in the hope of getting people's votes. Such an accusation ...

  4. C.Y. revamp plan hit by low turnout

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kwok-him of the pro-government Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) criticised pan-democrats over the adjournment. 'We are waiting to deal with many important ...

  5. Legco delays defer daunting workload

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The end of the Legislative Council's annual session is always hectic as lawmakers rush to get unfinished business through. But the agenda is especially packed this time with the looming conclusion of another four-year term. Despite the pressure, thou ...

  6. Right people more urgent than revamp

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Perhaps Leung Chun-ying and his lieutenants do not realise the irony. Their plan to restructure the government has been billed as essential to improving accountability and governance. But despite substantial opposition and serious ...

  7. Radicals ride their luck

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... when he was chairman of what was then the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong. After its merger with the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, it became the Democratic Alliance ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Filibuster was the wrong tactic With filibustering, legislators leave no stone unturned in an effort to delay or paralyse the work of the legislature. They do this through long speeches and hoping the attendance in the chamber falls below the required quo ...

  9. Threat remains to C.Y. Leung's revamp

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's plans to restructure the government may still fail to get the legislature's approval before he takes office on July 1, despite the controversial halting of a marathon filibuster ...

  10. Chief secretary vows no retreat on by-election bill

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the chamber. 'Lawmakers are less occupied at night time than on the weekend,' the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker said. According to Legco rules, ...




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