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  1. Legco to hold hearing on setting up sex-offenders register

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong yesterday suggested Legco hold a session to hear the views of the education and rehabilitation sectors. 'There is clearly a loophole in the current system ... on the issue. Meanwhile, legal sector lawmaker Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee expressed concern that the Law Reform Commission last month proposed interim administrative measures to deal with the problem instead ...

  2. Lawmakers question government action on developer's blog pitch

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the government, that is the Lands Department, has the power to request the developer to explain the matter, it doesn't invite Kwok to explain his comments directly,' Democrat lawmaker Lee ... yesterday other lawmakers, such as Leung Yiu-chung and Fred Li Wah-ming, also asked why the government handed the case to the developers. Secretary for Transport and Housing Duncan Pescod explained ...

  3. Security chief mulls acid drills for traders

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... to lawmaker Lau Kong-wah's suggestion for the drills, which would urge shop owners to keep watch at the exits of old buildings in the event of an acid attack. Lee said it was not certain whether ... the places, fearing he would be caught.' In the meeting, lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong questioned whether police had exhausted all measures to prevent future acid attacks. Lee said police had sent ...

  4. Lawmaker blasts bureau over failed application for Old HouseLawmaker blasts bureau on Old House

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A failed applicant for a heritage revitalisation scheme has criticised the government for a lack of clear guidelines and public consultation when asking for proposals. Lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee said the Development Bureau failed to give reasons for rejecting his group's proposal, the only one shortlisted in the final round for the Old House at Wong Uk Village, ...

  5. Lawmaker pushes for fairer holiday deal

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... Canace Wong Lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan has launched a campaign to pressure the government to revise legislation on public holidays. There are 17 public holidays at present, but only 12 statutory holidays. This means many blue-collar workers get five days fewer than most employees. Lee said aligning statutory and public holidays would not hurt competitiveness, as many industries ...

  6. Keep athletes village in the public sector, lawmakers urge

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Lawmakers have urged the government not to grant development rights for the 2023 Asian Games athletes' village to private developers to avoid giving an impression of business ... a private developer, so giving the Housing Society the job would incur a loss of revenue when the time came to sell the flats to the public. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said the government should ...

  7. Set profit cap on fund trustees, lawmaker says

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A profit cap should be set for Mandatory Provident Fund trustees to reduce administrative fees, unionist lawmaker Wong Kwok-kin said on RTHK's City Forum programme yesterday. Lawmakers passed a non-binding motion last week calling for a comprehensive review of the MPF on the fund's 10th anniversary. Speakers on City Forum said the government must lower ...

  8. Lawmakers seek review of 'inadequate' MPF scheme

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lawmakers yesterday passed a non-binding motion calling for a comprehensive review of the Mandatory Provident Fund on the fund's 10th anniversary. Many criticised the fund ... to protect people planning for their retirement. 'The original aim of the scheme was not to cover all the needs of retirement,' he said. Many lawmakers criticised a provision in the fund ...

  9. Some lawmakers make groundless objections to competition law

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... constituency lawmakers are concerned about the draconian penalties imposed on companies in respect of anti-competitive conduct, which could be up to 10 per cent of their global turnover. Such a penalty ... the investigation began. Under our common law framework, there are abundant overseas precedents for the judges to consider in the course of determining the penalty. The argument of some lawmakers ...

  10. Lawmaker wants drug-driving tests sooner

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Lawmaker Andrew Cheng Kar-foo intends to move a private amendment to the Road Traffic Ordinance to speed up tests for drug-driving, but the move is unlikely to secure enough ... threat on Hong Kong roads, the tests were urgent. 'Meanwhile, the government can in no way compensate for any life lost,' the independent lawmaker said. Under his proposal, to be tabled ...




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