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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Obeying the rule of law not a take-it-or-leave-it option

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani michael.chugani@scmp.com Obeying the rule of law not a take-it-or-leave-it option Public Eye had never heard of Thomas Bingham until Hong Kong lawyers started saying the rule of law was not sacrosanct. Solicitor and Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan said people could disregard the rule of law for a higher principle. Barrister and Civic Party leader ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Long arm of the law shortens with civil disobedience

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:13am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Long arm of law shortens with civil disobedience It is different. What's different? Civil disobedience. So go ahead, ignore court injunctions in its name. The law allows you to break the law in such cases. Shrugging off such nonsense is easy if it comes from people who don't know any better. But this is coming from lawyers, law professors and even ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Will civil disobedience become civil resistance?

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:55am by Michael Chugani

    ... of law by ignoring injunctions to remove barricades in Admiralty and Mong Kok. Monday's ruling contradicts legislators and law professors who say laws can be broken in the name of civil disobedience. Contrary to their stance, the judge declared that the rule of law was being seriously challenged. So will protesters resist when court bailiffs remove the barricades? Public Eye does ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Free speech is the proof that democracy works

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Michael Chugani

    ... opinion accurately, but our laws do not allow for that. Here is an alternative: let Occupy continue unhindered without police presence. Allow streets and traffic to be blocked. Let ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Racism stopping South Asians from renting a home

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:36am by Michael Chugani

    ... ask. Did an anti-racism law not come into effect in 2009? Yes, it did. But that law is not even worth the toilet paper it was written on. In the last five years, the Equal Opportunities ... the reader's email to Chow. To his credit, he has assigned someone to the case, but we won't hold our breath. Our anti-racism law exists only in name. Unlike elsewhere, our anti-discrimination ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Occupy Central is about so much more than democracy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:42am by Michael Chugani

    ... stores for the rich forcing out noodle shops. It is about big businesses opposing even a very modest minimum wage law. It is about clueless bureaucrats in chauffeured cars turning a blind eye ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Colonialism lives on in officials' flats on The Peak

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... Public Eye cannot tolerate is Peak homes for even mid-level bureaucrats. The flat that was burgled is on Barker Road, next door to the chief secretary's mansion. Cecilia Law Lai-kwan lives ... Yet we still have the colonial-era practice of government quarters on The Peak. As a deputy director, Law no doubt also has a chauffeur-driven car. No Barker Road resident would be caught dead ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Two radio hosts fired; two very different reactions

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:28am by Michael Chugani

    ... for democracy or butter up Beijing. They are blind to constant warnings by experts who, alarmed by rotting trees, say a tree law is urgently needed. They prefer squabbling over why Li Wei-ling was fired ... was delivered by caesarean section, alive but in critical condition, would his mother Zhang Qin, 37, be alive today if legislators had focused instead on pressing for a tree law? Her death should ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Apple Daily advertising is no business of Chan's- or is it?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:16am by Michael Chugani

    ... Then it hit us. In Hong Kong, white terror does not mean what it really means. Here, if "Short Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is arrested for breaking the law, it's white terror. If Alliance ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Clowns belong in a circus, not a democracy

    Posted May 21st 2014, 03:24am by Michael Chugani

    ... to the law What parents tell their children is none of our business. If parents tell their children to go out and break the law, it is still none of our business. But if the children break the law, they must face the full force of the law. Parents need to understand that. What teachers teach the children is our business as a community. It is also the business of parents. If teachers teach ...




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