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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society ... have alleged? Experts as politically diverse as Basic Law Institute chairman Alan Hoo, SC; Chatham House senior consulting fellow and former British diplomat Tim Summers; and associate law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Police impartiality must be preserved Hong Kong is a safe place to live, if nothing else. Our police force has kept crime rates relatively low and maintained law and order without an intimidating presence. Generally seen as an efficient bunch, our police force is one of few in Asia not to have been tainted by major allegations of human rights abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566483/occupy-central-issue-putting-police-impartiality-under
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Marauding macaques: a monkey business we could do without

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Hari Kumar

    ... environmental laws banned the practice of keeping langurs in captivity. After that, monkey business continued unabated, both inside and outside the parliament. The new government has now hired 40 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565676/marauding-macaques-monkey-business-we-could-do-without
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... political donation laws which allow donors and recipients to avoid disclosing who gives what to whom. I am sure if we had a tougher law, we would find obscene amounts of donations from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557306/whats-fuss-about-jimmy-lai-giving-out-political-donations
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Benny Tai's reprehensible mutiny call to police

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by Alex Lo

    ... true colours by calling on frontline police officers to mutiny. In an open letter to the police published in Apple Daily yesterday, the organiser, University of Hong Kong law professor Benny ... to breach their own oath and the law under the Police Force Ordinance, Tai has gone beyond the pale and may have committed an offence. Even more reprehensible is that Tai takes a holier-than-thou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1554263/benny-tais-reprehensible-mutiny-call-police
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... and law enforcement. The government should make a high-profile gesture to delay handing the report to the NPC to allow Hong Kong people more time to digest its results. As Democratic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Both Beijing and Anson Chan are talking hogwash over full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Japanese cartoon characters, our favourite movies, you name it. There is no law against it. Likewise, there is nothing in the statute books that bar people from asking others about ... Hypothetically, if the Hong Kong government decided to carry out a real referendum, it conceivably would be illegal under some interpretations of the Basic Law and the Chinese constitution. But even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539168/both-beijing-and-anson-chan-are-talking-hogwash-over-full
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... of his term to making sure Hong Kong achieves universal suffrage as prescribed under the Basic Law by 2017. He may thereby regain some political capital with the general public, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550618/hong-kongs-leung-chun-ying-should-forgo-desire-second-chief
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Democratic flaws built into Basic Law

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Democratic flaws built into Basic Law In the constitutional debate over universal suffrage, neither side is telling the public the whole truth. However, an opinion ... but constitutional restraints. The Basic Law is not just about "one country two systems", it also bounds us to the central authorities in myriad ways. The legislative process that needs to be set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416965/democratic-flaws-built-basic-law
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Political reform starts with makeup of the nominating committee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... Legco election as a road map to phasing them out in the 2020 Legco election or thereafter. This is in line with the Basic Law and strictures from National People Congress' standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544492/political-reform-starts-makeup-nominating-committee

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