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  1. Civic Party, ally at odds on naming of members

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... says disclosure would not compromise privacy. 'There is no other way for us; we can only register under the Companies Ordinance, under which the party membership list can be inspected ... the Companies Ordinance requirement to release the list is consistent with the protection of privacy and freedom of association. The party also urged the government to amend the Companies Ordinance ...

  2. Watchdog warns on lists of party members

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... parties-which are registered under the Companies Ordinance- should be subject to the same rules as companies. This came as the Democratic Party met Solicitor-General Robert Allcock to clarify if the Companies Ordinance requirement to disclose the list was consistent with the protection of privacy and freedom of association. Mr Allcock reportedly said the Department of Justice would study ...

  3. Democratic Party puts off naming members

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... the names today, is questioning whether the Companies Ordinance, section 98 of which requires disclosure of members' names and addresses, is applicable to political organisations in Hong Kong. ... register as companies to avoid the danger of being closed down by the government, as is permitted if they are registered under the Societies Ordinance. Speaking after the central committee's ...

  4. Party ruling creates uncertainty, say critics

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the Democratic Party some discretion over who sees its membership list. While the party, listed under the Companies Ordinance, is celebrating a partial victory in Monday's judgment, others fear it has created uncertainty over who has the right to demand to see the list. As the judgment applies to the Companies Ordinance as a whole, corporate governance campaigner David Webb has ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Political parties 'must follow company ordinance' Exempting political parties from disclosing their membership lists under the existing company ordinance would amount to discrimination, a court heard yesterday in a judicial review sought by the Democratic Party. Benjamin Yu SC, for the government, said political parties had to undertake what the ordinance required because ...

  6. Democratic Party and DAB refuse to make membership lists public

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... on individuals. In 2006, it refused to follow the example of other major parties in opening its register after it was discovered that registration under the Companies Ordinance meant parties had to reveal members' names. In May 2007, the Court of First Instance dismissed its application for a judicial review into provisions of the Companies Ordinance that require the disclosure of its register. ...

  7. Democrats act on disclosure

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Wing-tat in the High Court, challenges sections 95 and 98 of the Companies Ordinance requiring companies to open their registers for public inspection. Party vice-chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said: ... But despite having fewer constraints under the Companies Ordinance, it was discovered in May that political parties registered under the ordinance are required to open their registers for public ...

  8. Scramble to reveal list of party members

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... requires it. The Companies Ordinance, under which most political parties in Hong Kong are registered, states that groups should prepare registers detailing the names and addresses of members ... analyst at the Chinese University, said the development exposed inadequacies in the Companies Ordinance. 'Political parties register as companies to avoid the danger of being closed down ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What the Democrats really fear about the Companies Ordinance What does the Democratic Party have to hide in its efforts to get around Companies Ordinance requirements and keep its membership list secret? According to insiders, public scrutiny is feared not so much by the party itself as by some big names, perhaps even top civil servants, who joined out of youthful idealism ...

  10. What are you hiding, Democrats are asked

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... the party would seek meetings with Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong and Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung as early as next week to discuss whether the Companies Ordinance requirement ... ' Registry reiterated that the ordinance's disclosure requirement could not be disputed. 'Any person who chooses to register companies under the ordinance must comply with their statutory ...




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