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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the front page photograph of the Legislative Council's Lunar New Year reception, published on February 19, we mistakenly identified legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung as former lawmaker Eric Li Ka-cheung. We apologise for the error, which was caused by a photographer. ...

  2. Lawmakers reject chief executive rules

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... yesterday. Lawmakers told a subcommittee meeting that government proposals bridging the two processes were undesirable. The administration has proposed that upon receiving corruption complaints ... to form and chair an independent investigation committee. Ultimately it can lead to impeachment of the chief executive. But legal sector lawmaker Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee told the subcommittee ...

  3. Give workers better deal, say lawmakers

    Posted Oct 28th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Cheung Chi-fai Unionist lawmakers yesterday demanded the introduction of a minimum wage and standard working hours, saying protection for workers should be increased ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address, lawmakers representing labour and the grassroots criticised the policy blueprint for lacking measures to help underprivileged groups. Chan Yuen-han ...

  4. Lawmakers take time to chew over differences

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Officials and lawmakers put aside their differences on constitutional reform yesterday to indulge in some fine cuisine. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his new Executive Council dined with 33 lawmakers in the Legislative Council's dining room for the first time since he became chief executive. Symbolically, at a time of mounting fears over bird flu, guests tried a French ...

  5. Lawmakers to question audit body's procedures

    Posted Nov 30th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Lawmakers are expected to question the Audit Commission and other officials at a hearing tomorrow on claims by the former buildings chief that he was not given a chance to defend ... Accounts Committee tomorrow. But Mr Leung will not be the only official to be questioned. One lawmaker said: 'What we will be looking at is the grounds under which Mr Leung exercised his ...

  6. Tiananmen issue splits lawmakers on delta trip

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... economic co-operation and the safety of the mainland's freshwater fish. Fellow pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan- a member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic ... he had provided Mr Zhang with a position paper on reversing the June 4 verdict. All 60 lawmakers, including six members of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements ...

  7. Lawmaker to shun meeting with Tsang

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Winnie Yeung

    ... Gary Cheung and Winnie Yeung A pro-Beijing lawmaker will boycott a meeting with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to exchange views on his October policy address, because he has not made arrangements ... with the chief executive within the traditional leftist camp. She said she will boycott a September 6 meeting between Mr Tsang and the federation because he has not invited her and fellow FTU lawmakers ...

  8. Democratic push must not stall, lawmakers say

    Posted Dec 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Dikky Sinn Pro-democracy lawmakers have urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and the central government not to block democratic development in Hong Kong. Beijing and Mr Tsang's administration had a duty to advance democracy despite the defeat of the electoral reform proposal on Wednesday, they said yesterday. The democrats said they would embrace Mr ...

  9. Lawmakers file impeachment complaint against president

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Forty lawmakers attempted to spoil Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's state of the nation address yesterday by filing an impeachment complaint against her ... votes as 'many [lawmakers] in the administration have asked that they want to come out openly within the next week or next two weeks'. Among the lawmakers who deserted Mrs ...

  10. Lawmakers lobbied over reform vote

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Wai-hing said officials of the central government's liaison office had been 'totally unabashed' in lobbying lawmakers for their support over the past few weeks. 'Many ... interfering within the cage,' she said. Li Gang, deputy director of the liaison office, last night confirmed it had contacted lawmakers in relation to the reforms, but denied it was lobbying ...




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