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  1. Even politicians must pay the price for bad behaviour

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... distinctly stupid when it comes to the consequences of their personal behaviour - ask former US president Bill Clinton about that one. In this political wonderland, these leaders also imagine that, ... that never goes away. Really clever politicians - Clinton comes to mind again - sort of get away with it but the stain remains. As for those who are less clever, well, ask the man who was briefly ...

  2. Muddy affair

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... House in 1989. He silenced his critics by repaying the money. Bill and Hillary Clinton left office with US$200,000 worth of gifts. Should they all have been investigated for corruption? Presidents Clinton and John Kennedy both had extramarital affairs but did that make them ineffective leaders? In fact, both were highly popular presidents. It is well-known that, when Tony Blair ...

  3. For now, any luxury too dear for Donald

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with an impressive command of facts and statistics. I can assure you that he is not George W. Bush-stupid, and I would even go so far as to call him almost Clinton-like smart. So what were Tsang and his ... penthouse in Shenzhen from wealthy businessman Bill Wong Cho-bau. If your enemies make an issue out of luxury, then it becomes an issue. It becomes imperative to avoid the appearance of indulging ...

  4. How much?

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Force One, his staff and security. Should he have flown economy and stayed in a motel? Should Bill Clinton and his entourage not have taken over an entire Vancouver harbourfront hotel when he ... the people have caused such a stink if the yachts and planes Tsang rode in belonged to Bill Gates instead of local tycoons? I suspect not. Greed is just the superficial reason Tsang is being ...

  5. Broken trust

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... spiralled to whether our new leader is a liar. That accusation, if proven, is far more explosive than illegal structures. US president Bill Clinton underwent a humiliating impeachment process ...

  6. Six degrees

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hosted by financial services group CLSA in Hong Kong; other leading political luminaries to have addressed the conference over the years include Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and, er, Sarah Palin... ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Media veteran wants to rent Donald's dumped flat Media veteran Stephen Shiu Yeuk-yuen, owner of pro-democracy online radio station Hong Kong Reporter, has offered to pay HK$3 million to mainland tycoon Bill Wong Cho-bau to rent for three years the 6,500-square-foot, three-storey penthouse in East Pacific Garden, Shenzhen, that Wong had agreed to rent to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Want free publicity, Bill Wong? Become a hero Mainland tycoon Bill Wong Cho-bau should have come to Public Eye first. If he had he wouldn't have found himself ... and private planes, including those who offered rides to Donald Tsang, should consider becoming heroes too. Once the slum people have moved into Bill Wong's subdivided penthouse our tycoons ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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