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  1. Ex-Observatory chief explains class-cut stand

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... agreed to join the scheme, which offers cash incentives and a pledge not to lay off surplus staff for up to nine years. But Lam, a graduate of King's College, said his alma mater should ... greatly shape a teenager's view on life,' he said. 'For many poor people in Western district, attending King's is the only way to move upward socially. Cutting classes ...

  2. King who won't be a pawn

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Terengganu was preparing to become Malaysia's king in 2006, he did something that should have been a warning that it would not be business as usual under his rule. 'He asked to be briefed by legal experts on his exact duties and the exact powers vested in his office as king,' says Raja Petra Kamaruddin, an expert on the Malaysian royalty. 'He was briefed at length and only ...

  3. Umno assemblymen left in limbo amid constitutional crisis

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur They had come from afar hoping for a final solution to the deadlock between Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and the king, Sultan Mizan Zainal ... are all dejected... the prime minister has told us the king has rejected everything and demanded that his candidate continue as chief minister,' he said referring to three-week long tussle ...

  4. Steep climb ahead for Nepal

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... Yash Ghai King Gyanendra's concession to reconvene Nepal's Parliament ended one crisis but led to another critical controversy: whether the work of reconstituting the state ... Although there were many differences between civil-society leaders and Maoists, they were at least united on the way forward- through a constituent assembly with a broad social agenda. But the king ...

  5. History repeats itself in troubled kingdom

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... King Gyanendra has set Nepal on a familiar path, writes Thomas Bell in Kathmandu, in the first of a three-part series When Nepalis discuss the political dramas of their turbulent country ... the home minister, Kamal Thapa, and the chief of the armed police. No charges were ever brought. Going further back, parallels are often drawn between the coup that brought King Gyanendra to power ...

  6. Fall of 'king of strategy'

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com He briefly worked with the graft-busters during the Independent Commission Against Corruption's toughest days in the 1970s. But yesterday, former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan found himself on the other side of the fence, as a target of an ICAC investigation. With political nous that earned him the nickname 'king of strategy', ...

  7. HK's brand new centre of attraction

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko A brand new grade-A office tower has sprung up in Quarry Bay, providing 25 floors of high-grade office space for local, mainland and multinational companies. Kerry Centre, being built by Kerry Properties, is a commercial redevelopment on a 34,078 sqft site at 683 King's Road. It was bought by Kerry Properties in 2006. Although the Kerry Centre offers 25 office ...

  8. King's College steps up campaign against government over cuts

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Alumni of the elite King's College have stepped up their campaign against the government, complaining to the Ombudsman that the Education Bureau mishandled a voluntary ... schools means some children may have to attend inferior schools. Lam, the chairman of King's College Old Boys' Association, has written twice to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  9. Malaysian monarch under pressure to join political fray

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy Malaysia's king, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, and his nine fellow rulers, all hereditary sultans of their states, find themselves in a tricky spot after a huge ... that meant a bill automatically became law within 30 days after passage in Parliament even if the king refused his consent. Among their limited powers is approving appointees for top positions like ...

  10. Malaysians look to their king to put things right

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... months urging the king, whose duties are mostly ceremonial, to intervene in matters usually left to government. Ironically, no one is sure how the king, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, should go about this. Since 2005, when supporters of opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim first petitioned the king to grant him a pardon, groups including minority Indians, opposition political parties and pig ...




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