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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Lawmakers resign en mass in Hunan bribery case

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 08:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing More than 500 lawmakers in Henyang, Hunan province have resigned because they have been implicated in a graft investigation Hundreds of lawmakers in cash-for-votes case More than 500 local lawmakers in a Hunan city have resigned and dozens of provincial legislators have been sacked after being implicated in cash-for-votes bribery scandal, state media reported ...

  2. News - Asia - Japan-South Korea relations

    South Korean lawmakers to adopt resolution condemning Abe’s ‘shameless behaviour’

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 04:24pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com In rare show of unity, South Korea's National Assembly moves to denounce Japanese PM's visit to controversial war shrine South Korean lawmakers ... In a rare show of political unity, ruling and opposition lawmakers are expected to adopt the resolution on December 30 during the National Assembly’s plenary session. The proposed resolution is part ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MANILA BUS TRAGEDY

    Lawmaker moves to insert Filipino ban in Hong Kong immigration law

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:47pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Lawmaker outlines plan to ban Filipinos People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip yesterday outlined a proposed amendment to the immigration law that would ban new Filipino domestic workers- ... a lawmaker would need the chief executive’s written consent before he could introduce a bill to change a public policy. The article also forbids lawmakers from tabling any bill that relates to “the ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Lawmaker calls for more Octopus kiosks as refunds go unpaid

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Most Octopus refunds unpaid More Octopus refund kiosks should be set up in convenient locations for users who have accidentally paid twice, a lawmaker has urged, ... to process the refunds. For cases after May, when refunds became available for unregistered cardholders, HK$51,985 of HK$731,882 was given back. NeoDemocrat lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai said the small ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    Up to lawmakers now to do their part to phase out old polluting vehicles

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:38am by Freda Fung

    ... Freda Fung Freda Fung urges legislators to protect the public by passing long-overdue regulations to stop old diesel vehicles polluting our roadside air Bill of health A bill that seeks to take polluting vehicles off our roads was gazetted on October 25 a ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Lawmakers to hear briefing on Islamic bonds

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Government questioned on costs and demand in view of small Muslim community in city Lawmakers to hear briefing on Islamic bonds With government officials set to brief lawmakers today on a proposed law change next year to allow the government's bond programme to issue Islamic bonds, fund managers and brokers have warned that developing the city ...

  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Swaziland lawmakers urged to avoid divorce to respect king with 13 wives

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mbabane Avoid divorce to respect king, Swazi MPs told Swaziland's Senate chief said lawmakers should not divorce to avoid embarrassing the country's polygamous king, who has declared that only death can undo marriages. Gelane Zwane, leader of the upper house in Africa's last absolute monarchy, said lawmakers should set a good example ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    French lawmakers debate divisive prostitution bill

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 08:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The French parliament is debating a bill that would crack down on prostitution by imposing fines on those who use prostitutes French lawmakers on Friday ... as they see fit. Kicking off the debate, Maud Olivier, one of the lawmakers spearheading the bill, blasted the “hypocrisy” of critics. “One prostitute declares herself free and the slavery of others ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Girl, 5, confirmed with fatal bug as lawmakers slam vaccine plans

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Girl, 5, confirmed with fatal bug; four others at risk A five-year-old girl is in intensive care being treated for a killer pneumococcal bug and four more children may be infected, as lawmakers criticised authorities for their poor handling of vaccination arrangements. The five-year-old girl, who was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei ...

  10. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    China opening up to foreign investor pressures Hong Kong, says lawmaker

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:33pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Opening of mainland to foreigners will put pressure on city, says minister Hong Kong 'to face more competition' Beijing will make it easier for foreign investors to enter China's finance, education, accounting, ...




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