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  1. 1967 pardon?

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the Hong Kong government clear the criminal records of 2,000 people convicted during the 1967 riots, especially those jailed for political reasons, as a lawmaker has requested? Share your views: write to us ...

  2. Bush deserves to take heat on Libby decision

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To gauge the disturbing nature of US President George W. Bush's intervention to spare a convicted former vice-presidential aide from prison, just imagine if it happened in Hong Kong. Let's say a senior official serving a key minister was, like L ...

  3. District Court jury trials review rejected

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Criminal-law lawyers have been calling for a review of the justice system in Hong Kong, saying there is a widespread perception within the community that a person is almost certain to be convicted ...

  4. Filibustering buys lawmakers more time to fight bill

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a last-ditch battle to scrap the law, which threatens to leave parodists facing criminal prosecution. 'At least we have earned more time to fight,' said Wong Yuk-man, a People Power lawmaker. ... and the Labour Party would maintain their support for the government's 'safety valve' amendment, aimed at reducing the chances of lampoonists and satirists facing criminal prosecution. ...

  5. Bill tabled to assess asylum-seekers' torture claims

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The government has finally tabled a proposed law to assess asylum-seekers' claims of torture, but is reluctant to include other types of refugee-seekers in the procedure. Hong Kong has long been criticised for its lack of a coherent law regulating refugees and torture claimants. After years of foot-dragging, the administration presented ...

  6. Letter alleging abuse prompts review of travel procedures

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Albert Wong The chief executive has asked all his top officials and staff in government-supported bodies to review procedures regarding expenses for business trips after ... and government-supported bodies to conduct a review.' He stressed that existing procedures were effective. 'All government internal staff, from the most senior to the most junior, and in all ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Criminal probe amid scandal over bids for Indian coal-mining rights

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi New turn in scandal over mining rights that's rocked Indian PM Manmohan Singh Criminal probe in coal bids scandal India's top criminal investigation agency yesterday opened a probe against five coal companies after raiding premises across the country over the alleged misallocation of lucrative mining rights. Central Bureau ...

  8. Taiwan battles over balloting procedure

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Split over combining poll, referendums Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-pin has insisted on adopting a 'two-step' voting procedure for Taiwan's legislative elections next month in a move many fear could plunge the island into chaos. 'The city government will handle the election affairs according to the two-step procedure, and there is no way we ...

  9. Democratic procedures will ensure equal race, says expert

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The 'democratic procedures' required for nominating candidates for chief executive mean that anybody interested in joining the race should have an equal chance ... by the nominating committee, the requirement of democratic procedures would be met,' said Professor Chen. 'For example, each interested person could enrol in the race and then it's up ...

  10. Voting procedures frozen in favour of government

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Standing Committee's decision on electoral reform requires that legislative voting procedures remain unchanged and thereby places a restriction on a rule of procedure that does not appear in the Basic Law. It goes against Article 75, which states: 'The rules of procedure of the Legislative Council shall be made by the council on its own, provided that they do ...




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