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  1. D.A.B. calls for copyright bill to be shelved

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Peter So The largest political party in the Legislative Council will ask the government to shelve its controversial copyright bill and listen to public opinion, raising the possibility that the bill will not be debated before the current legislative term ends in mid-July. Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the government-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  2. Right of abode bill splits Legco

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Legislators are split over a private member's bill submitted by Economic Synergy lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung aimed at curbing the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong. But even supporters of the proposal say that tackling the issue should be the administration's duty, not lawmakers', given that private bills rarely ...

  3. Pan-democrat bill for poll a third of that from 2007

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Pan-democratic representative Albert Ho Chun-yan spent almost HK$1.29 million in his failed attempt at the chief executive election, about a third of the campaign bill chalked up by the defeated pan-democrat candidate in the 2007 race, post-election accounting submissions show. Ho's donors were also drawn from a narrower base than ...

  4. Lawmaker to table bill on births issue

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung says he will table a bill to clarify the conditions under which babies born in Hong Kong to mainlanders can be granted right of abode: namely that at least one parent must ... announced his plan to table a private members' bill a day after 30 local deputies to the National People's Congress signed a petition asking for an interpretation of the Basic Law, ...

  5. Why wait for democracy when we can make changes now?

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anyone here actually know how difficult that is? Despite lying to the nation, did democracy remove Bill Clinton? Is democracy removing George Bush for this mess in Iraq that he's responsible ...

  6. Liberals soften stance in row over by-election bill

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Peter So The Liberal Party has softened its stance on the controversial bill for filling midterm vacancies on the Legislative Council. The government-friendly party had pushed a proposal to allow by-elections in the event of death or serious illness- one of four options included in the government's public consultation document released last Friday. But now ...

  7. By-elections bill debacle 'a key lesson'

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The postponement of voting on the controversial Legco by-election bill should teach the administration an important lesson, the legislature's House ... consensus would eventually block its way. The government backdown on the bill scrapping Legislative Council by-elections was a case in point, she said. 'Whatever good reason the administration ...

  8. Options for by-elections bill 'don't breach Basic Law'

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com It took three days, but Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung declared yesterday that the government's four options for filling midterm vacancies in the Legislative Council were not in ...

  9. By-elections bill public consultation process must be fair, just and open

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government's decision to postpone the passing of the Legco by-election bill was welcomed by many people. But, the obstacles facing Hong Kong's political future are far from ... one has to question demands by the pan-democrats asking that the bill be withdrawn. Is its withdrawal a better option than extensive consultation based on the existing bill? Have not public ...

  10. Liberals table amendment to bill on Legco by-elections

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung The Liberal Party will today table an amendment to the government's bill to scrap Legislative Council by-elections that would allow such a vote ... borne the brunt of criticism in promoting the controversial bill. 'You people really shouldn't humiliate him. It's just a job for him,' said Ip, who came under fire when she ...




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