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  1. Do you think Donald Tsang broke the bribery law?

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsang has fallen foul of the bribery law. Other scandalous revelations about chief executive candidates have prompted public concern about the integrity of officials. At difficult times like ... the bribery law. There is no direct evidence that proves he accepted bribes. What we have are some allegations that may raise some questions. These allegations indicate that Tsang accepted some ...

  2. Basic Law 'last resort' to stop mainland mums

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Ada Lee It would be difficult - and strictly a last resort - for Hong Kong to seek a reinterpretation of the Basic Law to stem the influx of mainland women giving birth ... in a pre-recorded interview with RTHK broadcast yesterday. It was his first public comment on whether the government should look at amending or reinterpreting the Basic Law to tackle the issue. Tsang, who ...

  3. Tsang's Macau trip may have broken bribery law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday faced accusations he might have breached the bribery law in a private visit to Macau, during which he stayed on a luxury yacht offered by a tycoon friend. Tsang's office denied that he violated the law, saying he paid a 'market price' for the benefits. Legislators at a special meeting voted ...

  4. Chief executive's worrying comments challenge rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bridge amounts to a challenge of the rule of law which is the very foundation of our society. The right to question the decisions and performance of the government by judicial review is essential to ensure that the administration will be competent and will not abuse its powers. If the legal challenge is successful after a fair hearing in a court of law, the government only has itself ...

  5. Don't give up on quest for a competition law

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the greatest ironies of the Hong Kong political system is that in spite of its emphasis on being 'executive-led', it can take decades to put in place laws in areas which ... and constant lobbying from competition law sceptics has now meant that legislation for fair competition in business practices could take even longer. No doubt, legislating against anti-competitive ...

  6. Academics join to fight opposition to competition law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong International scholars and the city's academics will sign a letter supporting the draft competition law in an attempt to dampen opposition to it. The city will also see ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his re-election platform in 2007. The academics' support letter would be released this week, one of the campaign's organisers, a local university law ...

  7. Questions remain about payout to Tsang in-law

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... representations by lawmakers. It has now emerged that the recipients of these early payouts included Lam Suk-jing, sister-in-law of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In Lam's case, ... the same treatment? The chief executive's sister-in-law was not only compensated earlier than most, but when markets were still depressed by the financial crisis and there was much uncertainty ...

  8. Tsang under fire for another in-law problem

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Daniel Sin A lawmaker who helped a sister-in-law of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen get compensation for losses on Lehman Brothers minibonds said yesterday his ... denied knowledge of Razack's help for his sister-in-law. The lawmaker suspects the event is being distorted for political capital. 'The whole thing has been politicised ...

  9. Law may be needed to stop historic Central area being overdeveloped

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... heritage law is necessary.' Bernard Lim Wan-fung, a member of the Antiquities Advisory Board, agreed about the designation and said any tall building, say over 50 storeys, would not be acceptable. Katty Law Ngar-ning, who leads a concern group that keeps an eye on development in Central and Western, said it was not only Government Hill but the wider historic area of Central ...

  10. Applicants for civil service jobs to face test on Basic Law

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... All applicants for civil service jobs are to be tested on the Basic Law, the government announced yesterday. Candidates will be assessed on their knowledge of Hong Kong's ... will need to be completed in 20 minutes. Applicants for jobs below Form Five level will be tested orally on simple aspects of the Basic Law. The government will release details of the test format, ...




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