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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bowe Bergdahl swap broke US law, according to government watchdog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Defence Department officials broke the law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured soldier, a government watchdog said. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Pentagon broke the law by using money appropriated by Congress to carry out the transfer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579443/bowe-bergdahl-swap-broke-us-law-according-government-watchdog
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... future' Patriotism and basic law 'non-negotiable' Failure to comply with the Basic Law and the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong would amount to turning the city into an independent political entity, a top mainland official told lawmakers yesterday. The warning was issued by Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, at a seminar on reform in Shenzhen, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578540/basic-law-chief-backs-making-2017-hopefuls-get-majority-support
  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Brother-in-law's public appearance provides twist to Ling Jihua investigation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters In-law provides twist to Ling investigation The brother-in-law of Ling Jihua, once a senior aide to former president Hu Jintao, showed up at a meeting in Yuncheng, Shanxi, providing an interesting twist to the possibility that Ling is under investigation for corruption. Wang Jiankang, a deputy mayor of Yuncheng, re-emerged in public at a meeting chaired by the mayor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578785/brother-laws-public-appearance-provides-twist-ling-jihua-investigation
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  6. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Law Society president Ambrose Lam resigns after historic no-confidence vote

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:41pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Lam had said Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong was a 'positive document' and called Communist Party 'great' Law Society ... a president. Before the society’s council met at 1pm on Tuesday, Lam confirmed that he will tender his resignation with immediate effect. “This may be the last time I see you as president of the Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576791/law-society-president-ambrose-lam-resigns-following-historic-no
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... Joyce Ng and Patsy Moy Law Society meets to decide president's fate The Law Society's council meets today to decide the fate of its president, with two members suggesting he should resign. Stephen Hung Wan-shun, a vice-president, has been tipped as the next leader. The council, comprising 20 senior solicitors, is expected to follow up on the results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576346/law-society-meets-decide-president-ambrose-lams-fate
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors step up pressure on Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Peter So

    ... Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Peter So They call for Law Society president to quit after no-confidence vote and urge review of rules Solicitors step up pressure on Ambrose Lam The president of the Law Society should resign and a review should be launched into the rules governing the professional body, solicitors say, after members delivered an unprecedented no-confidence vote against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors vote to unseat Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Solicitors vote to unseat president The Law Society yesterday passed a historic vote of no confidence in its president for his remarks backing Beijing's recent white paper on Hong Kong. A no-confidence motion in Ambrose Lam San-keung was passed by a wide margin, with 2,392 votes for and 1,478 against. The rules of the Law Society do not state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573871/solicitors-pass-vote-no-confidence-law-society-chief-ambrose-lam
  10. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society head's comments on Beijing's white paper followed change of attitude on Occupy Central and success in Qianhai economic zone Ups and downs and U-turns of Ambrose Lam When Ambrose Lam San-keung was re-elected president of the Law Society in May, few would have predicted that a month later he would be at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader

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