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  1. Target allowances?

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the government seek to reduce or eliminate civil service allowances following its victory in the Court of Final Appeal over salary cuts? Which allowances, if any, should be targeted? Share your views: write to us ...

  2. Do your own dirty work

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... no time to put pressure on the Court of Final Appeal. It asked it to also shorten the appeal period, setting a deadline of 8am on the Monday for the court to resolve any legal challenge. This gave ... 28 days in which to decide whether to file an appeal. However, on that day, the Court of Appeal, bowing to pressure from the Housing Authority, agreed to drastically curtail that period ...

  3. Nina Wang's brother attacked by gang

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Benjamin Wong The brother of Asia's richest woman Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum was attacked under mysterious circumstances last night, on the eve of a Court of Final Appeal ... of Final Appeal will decide whether a will purportedly leaving the empire to Mrs Wang was actually signed by Teddy Wang Teh-huei- as Mrs Wang claims- about one month before he was kidnapped ...

  4. What the butler saw proves to be conclusive factor for judges

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Jonathan Li

    ... Kong's top court to find in favour of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum came down to the Wangs' loyal butler. From the first page of the Court of Final Appeal's 253-page judgment, Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi made it clear the statutory declaration by Tse Ping-yim stating he witnessed the signing of the will was the reason why the court allowed the appeal. Mr Justice Roberto Ribeiro ...

  5. Time is of the essence

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... volition, at the request of the State Council on behalf of the Hong Kong government, or at the behest of the Court of Final Appeal. Since an interpretation is provided for in the Basic Law, ... of Final Appeal would be required to refer Article 53 (2) of the Basic Law, which concerns the tenure of the chief executive, to the National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

  6. Preserve our precious right of protest

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that similar disturbances may occur during the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Hong Kong in December. The ruling by the Court of Final Appeal on Friday, concerning police regulation of processions, was therefore timely. It is important to ensure that the police can keep order. But this must be done in a way which fully protects what the court described as the 'precious' ...

  7. Court of Final Appeal begins Link-Reit hearing

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... counsel representing the applicant, told the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday he believed the Housing Authority had a legal duty to provide housing for tenants and to consider their interests, ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.30pm: Hong Kong?s top court has started hearing the legal challenge against the government?s right to list the Link real estate investment trusts (Reit), local ...

  8. Carrying a heavy payload

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Senior officials must have heaved a sigh of collective relief after the Court of Final Appeal ruled last week that the government could cut civil servants' salaries ... The unanimous decision by the top court's five judges holds that the Public Officers Pay Adjustment Ordinance does not breach Article 100 of the Basic Law, which provides that civil servants' ...

  9. For the sake of the next 42 years

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be interpreted according to their literal meaning. While the Basic Law stipulates that the Court of Final Appeal has final power of adjudication and the Standing Committee the final power ...

  10. Date set for next stage in Link Reit challenge

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on the 28 days allowed Ms Lo to file a final appeal following the Court of Appeal's ruling against her lawsuit. Since 17 of the 28 days had elapsed before she sought legal aid, Ms Lo would have ... estimate that the earliest a hearing can take place is more than 100 days after the Court of Final Appeal grants her leave.' The authority countered Ms Lo's proposal with a conditional ...




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