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  1. Government unconcerned with humane animal welfare policies

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... welfare groups and other serious campaigners who have been working tirelessly for the past 15 years to have effective humane animal welfare legislation passed through Legco, but are consistently thwarted by the government's lack of interest, short-sightedness, and worse, lobbying from the extensive and profit-oriented pet industry. The treatment of animals is indeed the measure ...

  2. Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in civilised countries, national interest always prevails over human rights. At the moment, under international pressure, the US is freeing certain prisoners in Guantanamo and is taking steps to move inmates to prisons in America. Democracy is a basic human right. It is a fallacy to say that, because Britain did not grant Hong Kong people democracy, China is right to deny such a basic right ...

  3. Society cannot teach enshrined human rights

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the awarding of a government contract, to educate teachers on human rights and anti-discrimination, to the Society for Truth and Light, a body which is openly homophobic and which has in the past often called for the limiting of 'excessive' human rights in modern society. Proposals were rejected from more experienced human rights educators, including University of Hong Kong law ...

  4. Protests not in HK interest, chief says

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... 'The irresponsible behaviour of some protesters trying to storm into Legco violated the core values of Hong Kong, the spirit of the rule of law and the general interests of society. ... Cheng to talk, and should not be seen simply as clashes. Moving aside barricades was common in local protests, and the people moving them should not be suppressed by pepper spray, he said. Human ...

  5. Five-year 'bonds' show interest in democracy

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... support for universal suffrage ahead of a July 1 rally. The bonds, with Mr Tsang's face printed on them, state their interest rate as 'universal suffrage'. The maturity date is June ... the disbanding of the elected legislature 10 years ago. Once there, they will put up a banner advertising the July 1 rally. Jackie Hung Ling-yu, of the Civil Human Rights Front, which is organising ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Conflict of interest rules inadequate Adherence to the highest standards in preventing conflicts of interest should be first and foremost in the minds of politicians ... to the city's highest decision-making body apparently think otherwise. Having been in office for 41 days, the Executive Council members finally disclosed their interests last Friday. While there appears ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying is urged to declare all stock interests

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Leung should honour the spirit of the declaration system, analysts say, amid public concern Declare all your stock interests, C.Y. is urged Leung Chun-ying has ... of Executive Councillors' interest declarations, as it is not clear under the rules if stock options should be made public. Under existing practice, an Exco member should declare a beneficial ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tighter rules urged over declaration of interest for Exco members in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... their interests more open to scrutiny as pressure mounts on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to disclose the name of a company that has embroiled him in a disclosure row. Professor Dixon Sing Ming, ... declaration of interests that he holds shares in three companies and their subsidiaries. He did not identify the latter. His refusal to give direct answers raised concern that, through his holding ...

  9. Convenor to quit Exco if any conflict of interest

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tony Cheung The Executive Council's new convenor says he will resign from the post if Hongkongers generally think it creates a conflict of interest with his other job as chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Only four days into his tenure, Lam Woon-kwong said yesterday that a conflict of interest between the two positions was unlikely. But he would weigh ...

  10. Exco tightens regulations on disclosure of interests

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The Executive Council yesterday endorsed tighter rules on the declaration of interests that include requiring members to disclose any interest in land ... constituted a conflict of interest with his cabinet role. 'The government undertook to conduct a review of the declaration requirements in the light of an earlier incident in which an Exco member ...




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