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  1. A law made for me? Fanny Law not saying

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Former senior civil servant Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun yesterday refused to comment on whether a 'revised arrangement' allowing retiring officials to stand for the National People's Congress elections was made for her. Mrs Law yesterday formally entered the race for a seat on the state legislature with 61 nominations submitted at a Sheung Wan event when the nominating ...

  2. No law against displaying Tibetan flag: experts

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Legal experts have questioned under what law the authorities might be able to take action against people peacefully displaying a Tibetan flag. They also said any decision to try to stop the Tibetan flag, or any other flag, being displayed would be open to judicial review. 'There is no law against any display of any flag,' legislator and barrister ...

  3. New competition law must be 'simple, clear'

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Dennis Eng Any competition law should be simple, clear in intent, practical and fair to be considered in Hong Kong, a major local supermarket has said. 'Any new law ... yesterday in a written reply regarding the proposed competition law. The response came one day after the government launched a three-month public consultation on the proposed legislation to curb ...

  4. Hundreds rally for minimum wage law

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... will discuss it, although it remains unclear whether he will announce legislation. Tang Po-shan, a spokesman for the organiser, The People's Alliance for a Minimum Wage, said a law was widely ... in Hong Kong, said the proposed wage law should include foreign domestic helpers. She said the maids deserved higher pay than the HK$3,580 month minimum, and a permanent suspension of the levy ...

  5. Law takes punt on new boat, and makes it to quarter-finals

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong rower Law Hiu-fung got off to a convincing start as he advanced to the quarter-finals of the men's single sculls. Gambling on a new boat, Law finished third in his heat, good enough to see him through to the next stage. Law's girlfriend, Lee Ka-man, also advanced, despite finishing last in her single sculls heat. 'It is still too early to say whether ...

  6. law unto himself

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... with James Whittle Some of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters have been given new life in Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, a legal-eagle interactive video game from United ... in the US. Harvey Birdman is a former third-rate superhero - seen in the 1960s-era animation Birdman and the Galaxy Trio - who now works as a third-rate defence lawyer at Sebben & Sebben. The law ...

  7. Law may be toughened on company directors

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Company directors will face criminal liability if they intentionally hide information from their auditors, according to a proposed law change released by the government ... proposals are more reasonable,' he said. 'However, the new proposed law change, if implemented, may not be easily enforced as it is difficult to show if anyone is intentionally trying ...

  8. Loose police enforcement of laws draws mixed reactions

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Barclay Crawford Reaction to the news that police have not been strictly enforcing Hong Kong's drink-driving laws has been mixed. Democrat legislator James To Kun-sun, who sat on the Legislative Council bills committee that oversaw recent changes to the city's drink-driving laws, said he believed technical reasons could be the only explanation ...

  9. Laws fail to cover internet content

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... The withdrawal of charges against Chung Yik-tin has left a cloud over the effectiveness of existing laws in controlling the distribution of photographs on the internet. Lawmaker and lawyer James To Kun-sun said a difficult issue arose from the case. 'Under the current law and regulations, people can distribute an indecent article in print if it is wrapped in a plastic bag ...

  10. Protests unlikely if law is enforced

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... demonstrators would have to comply with existing stringent laws - rules that rarely permit protests. 'If you want to find the answers [on how to protest during the Olympics] you just need to go to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations,' he said. The law is crammed with a host of strict criteria that must be met before being sent ...




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