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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for hateful finger-pointing in a truly civil society

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by Alice Wu

    ... In a tolerant society, do we have the moral right to be intolerant? We can't outlaw bad taste or rudeness. Does that mean we're encouraging these despicable traits? The true test of civility ... Alice Wu Alice Wu is troubled by the incivility on display of late in Hong Kong, which has less to do with a peeing toddler than the reactions to it Uncivil society The call of nature has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1504279/no-place-hateful-finger-pointing-truly-civil-society
  2. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Law Society president Ambrose Lam resigns after historic no-confidence vote

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:41pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Lam had said Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong was a 'positive document' and called Communist Party 'great' Law Society ... solicitors passed a motion of no confidence in Lam last Thursday at an historic meeting of the 9,000-strong society. It was the first time the society had debated a motion of no confidence against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576791/law-society-president-ambrose-lam-resigns-following-historic-no
  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society head's comments on Beijing's white paper followed change of attitude on Occupy Central and success in Qianhai economic zone Ups and downs and U-turns of Ambrose Lam When Ambrose Lam San-keung was re-elected president of the Law Society in May, few would have predicted that a month later he would be at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader
  4. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Rallying call to remove Law Society president

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Rallying call to remove Law Society president A Law Society veteran has issued a rallying call to members to oust the institution's president for endorsing Beijing's white paper on "one country two systems". Joyce Wong, the society's director of practitioners affairs for two decades until retirement last year, rounded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562953/rallying-call-remove-law-society-president
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society president attacks Bar's election stance The Law Society president has come in for renewed criticism after urging his fellows to deplore the Bar Association for calling on the government to accommodate the idea of public nomination in the next chief executive poll. In an e-mail to the Law Society council, Ambrose Lam San-keung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553523/law-society-president-criticised-attacking-bars-election-stance
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Catholic bishops say civil disobedience OK if for common good

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'public good' protests Two auxiliary bishops newly appointed by the Vatican have spoken out about the Occupy Central campaign, saying the church supports civil disobedience when it's ... electoral reform for the chief executive election in 2017, the first Beijing has said may be held under universal suffrage. "The church is very clear on this," Ha said. "Civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553026/new-catholic-auxiliary-bishops-say-civil-disobedience-ok-if-common
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central rally on Sunday to mark start of civil disobedience campaign

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:37am by Peter So

    ... for political reform – to mark the beginning of a “continuous and long-term” civil disobedience campaign. Tai promised the campaign will be peaceful and rational. “If the campaign begins to lose control ... protests would be held as part of the civil disobedience campaign, and he will shave his head to show the “spirit of sacrifice”. Thousands of university students are expected to boycott classes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581401/occupy-central-rally-sunday-will-mark-start-long-term-civil
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society ... the support of 2,392 society members with 1,478 against. However, this does not mean Lam was necessarily wrong. What landed him in hot water was the statement he made on June 16 in support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... Joyce Ng and Patsy Moy Law Society meets to decide president's fate The Law Society's council meets today to decide the fate of its president, with two members suggesting he ... while the society's council was still deciding on its response to the document. Many lawyers said the paper- which described judges as administrators who must love China- threatened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576346/law-society-meets-decide-president-ambrose-lams-fate

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